Another Democrat is considering a challenge to Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) next year.
State Rep. Tim Melton told the Detroit News on Friday that he’s thinking about taking on the 24-term Democrat.
“I certainly believe I have a pathway to winning the race if the field is based on John Conyers,” Melton told the newspaper.
Conyers’ re-election is in danger after Michigan Republicans passed a new Congressional map that moves him into a district composed of mostly foreign territory.
Melton isn’t the only Democrat taking note of Conyers’ predicament. He joins state Sen. Bert Johnson, who told Roll Call last month he will challenge Conyers in the Democratic primary. Southfield Mayor
Brenda Lawrence is also reportedly considering a bid.
Hillary Rodham Clinton, center, along with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, right, and Annette Tilleman-Dick, left, wife for former Rep. Tom Lanots, D-Calif. Clinton was honored with the Tom Lantos Human Rights Prize during a ceremony last week at the Cannon House Office Building. Previous winners include the Dalai Lama and Elie Wiesel.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.