John Conyers endorsed his namesake son to succeed him in Congress, but the retiring lawmaker’s grand-nephew seems to have other plans. Michigan State Sen. Ian Conyers, who told the New York Times that he planned to run for the seat, tweeted minutes after the congressman’s announcement that “all candidates” should be considered.
The outgoing congressman announced his immediate retirement Tuesday morning via the Mildred Gaddis Detroit radio show. In doing so, he formally endorsed his son, John Conyers III, to take his place in Congress. It was unclear who would immediately fill Conyers’ seat, if anybody.
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