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Tag: Hansen Clarke
Democrat congressman Gary Peters has announced that he will run for Senate to fill the seat of retiring democrat Senator Carl Levin.
Peters was a state senator 1994-2002 and lost a close race for Attorney General in 2002 to Mike Cox. He was lottery commissioner in the Granholm administration. In 2008 he defeated Republican incumbent Joe Knollenberg in a marginal district in a bad year for Republicans. In 2010, he narrowly survived against a flawed Republican challenger.
In 2012, Michigan lost a congressional district due to population loss. Peters' district was dismantled, and he was placed in the same district as fellow democrat Sander Levin. He chose instead to run against black democrat incumbent Hansen Clarke in the neighboring 14th district.
The 14th district is 57% black. Due to population loss, it expanded into Oakland County, picking up black-majority Pontiac and Southfield and the white democrat areas of Farmington and West Bloomfield in between. The old version of the district was held by Hansen Clarke, a black democrat who had won a primary challenge against Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, the mother of disgraced former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
Clarke was initially thought to be the favorite over Peters (and several minor candidates) due to geography and race. But then a funny thing happened. Peters got almost all the major endorsements in the race, including most of the black democrat establishment in Detroit.
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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
via Debbie Schlussel
Ultimate Racebaiter: Dem Congressman (Who Supports Occupy Grp) Lies About Being 1/2 Black to Get Votes
Money quote? "...and wouldn't wear a tie." That says it all, Nerd voters. So, is Detroit going to BLAST Hansen too? I won't be holding my breath.
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