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.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.