Rashida Tlaib wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Michigan’s 13th congressional district

Rashida Tlaib
Rashida Tlaib

DETROIT – Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has won the Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Michigan’s 13th congressional district.

Tlaib, the incumbent, beat Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones by a wide margin in Tuesday’s primary.

“The 13th Congressional District raised me, and it is an honor to represent my neighbors in the United States House of Representatives,” reads a statement from Tlaib. “This re-election campaign took place during unprecedented times and involved us showing up for others and making sure our people had what they needed to get through the COVID-19 pandemic while demanding change and the end to systemic racism.”

Tlaib was first elected to the seat in 2018. She formerly served in the Michigan House.

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She will now go against one of three Republican candidates in the November general election.

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Candidate

Votes

%

Rashida Tlaib*(D)
71,70366%
Brenda Jones(D)
36,49333%
*Incumbent
100% of Precincts Reporting

(492 / 492)

Candidate

Votes

%

David Dudenhoefer(R)
6,83747%
Linda Sawyer(R)
4,95634%
Al Lemmo(R)
2,57617%
100% of Precincts Reporting

(492 / 492)

Michigan Primary Election Results 2020

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Dave Bartkowiak Jr. is the digital managing editor for ClickOnDetroit.