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Posted at 11:31 p.m. on Aug. 7, 2012
Updated: 12:06 a.m. | Michigan Rep. John Conyers held off a crowded field in Tuesday’s Democratic primary, paving the way for the second-longest-serving House Member to cruise to a 25th term in November.
Conyers had 54 percent of the vote in the 13th district against a field of challengers that included state Sen. Glenn Anderson, with 86 percent of precincts reporting. Anderson was in second place with 19 percent.
As a result of redistricting, Conyers sought re-election in a Detroit district of mostly new turf for him, including some suburbs in the western part.
The victory of Conyers, 83, means he will serve for a 25th term in this heavily Democratic district. Conyers is second in seniority behind fellow Michigan Democratic Rep. John Dingell, who is the dean of the House and now serving in his 29th term.
In other Wolverine State primary results Tuesday, former Rep. Pete Hoekstra easily captured the Republican nomination to challenge Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) in November. He defeated charter schools executive Clark Durant, 54 percent to 34 percent, with 74 of precincts reporting.
Hoekstra faces an tough challenge in defeating Stabenow this November. Roll Call rates this race as Likely Democratic.
Other noteworthy results from Tuesday’s House primaries in Michigan: