Primary Blues: Bert Johnson to Run vs John Conyers
Bert Johnson announces bid to challenge John ConyersState Sen. Bert Johnson (D) announced Tuesday he will seek Michigan’s 13th House district seat, setting up a race against one of Congress’ longest-serving Members: Rep. John Conyers (D).
“I am in fact running as a candidate in the 13th Congressional district,” Johnson told Roll Call on Tuesday. “I am the only announced candidate. While I suspect the field will grow, I don’t know who it will include today.”
Conyers has not announced yet where he’ll run for re-election, but he’s widely expected to seek another term in the Detroit-based 13th district. The 24-term Democrat is a target this cycle because of his family’s legal issues and because the newly redrawn Congressional map dismantled his current House district.