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Conyers to run for Congress again

Feb. 26, 2014 at 2:28 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., the second longest-serving member of Congress, will run for another term in 2014, he said.

If he wins, Conyers, 84, will become dean of the House for his 50 years in office, the Detroit News reported Wednesday.

In announcing his re-election candidacy, Conyers pledged to carry on the legacy of Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., who announced his retirement Monday after 59 years in office.

"John Dingell has set the standard for honorable leadership in the United States House of Representatives," Conyers said in a statement. "His Democratic leadership will be sorely missed."

Conyers faces a primary challenge from the Rev. Horace Sheffield in Michigan's 13th Congressional District, which includes parts of Detroit and suburban Wayne County.

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