11:13am May 2, 2014

John Conyers’ Signature Snafu Could Lead to Primary Chaos

John Conyers

Rep. John Conyers, who arrived in Congress in 1965, has a serious ballot issue regarding his re-election. Will he be on the ballot? Will he be a write in?  He would be the most senior member of Congress next year if he is re-elected.

Detroit Free Press: “An initial review of petitions filed by U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Detroit, show that he has enough valid signatures to qualify for the Aug. 5 primary ballot. But the Wayne County Clerk’s Office said Wednesday that he’s not out of the woods yet.

Of the 2,000 signatures turned in by Conyers, 1,193 are from valid registered voters in the 13th congressional district — only 1,000 valid signatures are required. But there’s still a challenge from Conyers’ opponent, the Rev. Horace Sheffield, a Detroit Democrat, that has to be sorted out.”  read entire here


About the Author

Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke is an opinion journalist, comms expert and political analyst focused on justice reform policy. She created Crewof42.com, a blog that covers the work of Black members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke was a staffer for the Senate Democratic Policy Committee and Director of Communications for Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN). She has had a very diverse career in politics and media and appears regularly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin, Hardball and Up on MSNBC, WVON in Chicago, WURD in Philadelphia and WOL and WHUR in Washington, D.C. She is currently the Managing Editor of Politic365 and a contributing writer for TheRoot and NBC Black where she writes opinion and analysis. Additionally, Ms. Burke has been a contract photographer for Associated Press since 2004. She has authored three books of photography including two on President Obama's 2008 campaign for the presidency and one with Marvel Comics publisher Stan Lee. Ms. Burke was born in the Bronx, New York and grew up on Long Island. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. Here e-mail is: LBurke007@gmail.com. Twitter: @LVBurke. Instagram: LVB325.



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