Atlanta minister files Congress bid

March 26, 2008 at 5:59 PM

ATLANTA, March 26 (UPI) -- An Atlanta minister has filed papers with the Federal Elections Commission formalizing his bid to run for the seat currently held by U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.

Rev. Markel Hutchins, who rose to prominence after he advocated the case of an elderly woman who was killed during a botched Atlanta police drug raid, announced the filing Wednesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Hutchins is the first electoral challenge Lewis, an 11-term congressman, has faced in nearly a decade.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
N.H. primary polls open: Kasich, Sanders get early leads
5 Reasons why Denver Broncos won't be repeat champions
U.N. report: Syria's Assad guilty of 'inhuman' crimes, gruesome torture, deaths
On heels of E. coli outbreaks, Chipotle spending millions for new ingredient safeguards
Hugh Jackman shows photo of his latest skin cancer treatment