Former Michigan Congressman Is Running Again

Clarke is running for Congress again. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)


Former Michigan Rep. Hansen Clarke has filed to run for Congress again.  

The Democrat is seeking the seat he lost in a 2012 member-vs.-member primary to Rep. Gary Peters, who is now seeking the state's open Senate seat.  

"Thank you for your support and encouragement — I'm running for Congress!" Clarke wrote on Twitter. Clarke was one of four Democrats on the state's still-unofficial candidate listing in the 14th District by Tuesday afternoon. Tuesday was the candidate filing deadline to qualify for the Aug. 5 primary.  

Other Democrats vying for the Detroit-based open seat include state Rep. Rudy Hobbs and Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence.  

The race is rated Safe Democratic by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.