Rep. Shri Thanedar declares victory in Michigan’s 13th District race for Congress

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The Detroit News

State Rep. Shri Thanedar declared victory on Wednesday morning in the Democratic primary for the open seat representing most of Detroit, where the issue has been raised of what kind of minority candidate should represent the predominantly Black city. Thanedar was leading with 28%, followed by state Sen. Adam Hollier with 24% and Focus: HOPE CEO and attorney Portia Roberson with 17%, with 68% of votes counted. The Associated Press had not called the race as of 9 a.m. John Conyers III, son of the late U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr., followed with 9% and former state Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo with 8%. …

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