The Democratic primary in Michigan’s redrawn 14th district just got a little more crowded, with Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence expected to enter the field next month.
Democratic Reps. Gary Peters and Hansen Clarke are already running, but Lawrence told Roll Call on Friday that she plans to file her paperwork to run there after Jan. 1.
“Yes, I will be making a formal announcement in two weeks,” Lawrence said. “I feel strongly there’s a need for a progressive voice, a female.”
Republicans held the pen in the decennial Congressional redraw earlier this year, and they drastically carved up Democratic districts around Detroit. Neither Peters nor Clarke live in the 14th district, but they have both opted to run there in the August primary.
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.