MICHIGAN 13 (D -- VACANT) | MI-13

Dem Candidate Sues Snyder for Long Delay in Special Election

A TV judge is considering entering the race.

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Ally Mutnick
Jan. 2, 2018, 11:01 a.m.

“A candidate who wants to replace” former Rep. John Conyers (D) “in Congress has filed a federal lawsuit against” Gov. Rick Snyder (R), “alleging the 11-month delay in holding a special election to fill the vacant seat is unconstitutional.” Detroit attorney Michael Gilmore “who is one of several Democratic candidates seeking to replace Conyers, filed the lawsuit Thursday.” … On Dec. 8, Snyder announced that special primary and general elections to choose Conyers’ successor would be held on the already scheduled primary and general election dates – Aug. 7 and Nov. 6, respectively. Snyder cited cost savings for choosing the dates and the Democratic chairman of the 13th Congressional District, Jonathan Kinloch, said he supported and advocated for the dates Snyder chose.” (AP)

FIELD UPDATE. Meanwhile, television judge Greg Mathis (D) is considering a run for Conyers’ seat. “He hasn’t given a definitive answer yet, and he couldn’t be reached for comment.” (WDIV)

Former state Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D) also announced last month that she was seriously considering a run and set up an online campaign donation link. (release)

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