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Brenda Jones launches write-in effort for U.S. House seat

Jones filed paperwork Friday

With only days before the Nov. 6 election, Detroit City Council president Brenda Jones filed paperwork with Wayne County on Fridayrequestingto be a write-in candidate on the ballot.
With only days before the Nov. 6 election, Detroit City Council president Brenda Jones filed paperwork with Wayne County on Fridayrequestingto be a write-in candidate on the ballot.

DETROIT – With only days before the Nov. 6 election, Detroit City Council president Brenda Jones filed paperwork with Wayne County on Friday to be a write-in candidate on the ballot. 

The move aims to upset former state representative Rashida Tlaib, who narrowly defeated Jones in the August primary.

Tlaib is the Democratic nominee to replace longtime Rep. John Conyers, in the 13th Congressional District. 

Conyers held the seat for decades before announcing his retirement last year. 

In August Jones won a special primary election and is the nominee to temporarily represent the district through Jan. 2. Jones is running as an independent in the write-in campaign. 

John Conyers III, son of former Rep. John Conyers will also appear as a write-in candidate on the ballot.   

As write-in candidates their names will not appear on the ballot for the two year term. 


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