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.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.