Rep. John Conyers faces a re-election campaign with numerous primary challengers and a lot of new territory in his district.
State Sen. Glenn Anderson (D-Mich.) will challenge Rep. John Conyers next year, another entrant in the crowded primary to challenge the longtime Democrat.
“I think I can do a better job,” Anderson told Roll Call. “I have the energy, enthusiasm and desire to do the job. There’s a considerable difference in what we bring to the table.”
State Sen. Bert Johnson and state Rep. Shanelle Jackson have said they will also challenge Conyers in the primary next year.
A Republican-led redraw carved up Conyers’ current district, forcing him to seek re-election in a district with a lot of new territory. Democrats cite the new territory and Conyers’ wife’s legal troubles as reasons he is vulnerable next year.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.