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  •  MI-14 (1+ / 0-)
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    Does Hansen Clarke run for Peters seat? Are there any other possible contenders who could defeat Clarke?

    •  Carolyn Kilpatrick? (0+ / 0-)

      I hope not. She's tainted and she kind of disappeared after she lost in 2010.

      There has got to be a bunch of state senators and representatives in the Detroit area, who'd like to move up.

      I think Clarke will run.

      •  Rashida Tlaib? (1+ / 0-)
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        •  She's term limited in '14 (0+ / 0-)

          personally I would love to see a Muslim woman run. I think she would be a great candidate.

          NY-9/NJ-10; Russians can give you arms but only the United States can give you a solution. -- Anwar Sadat

          by BKGyptian89 on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 03:52:43 PM PDT

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          •  If Clarke doesn't run, she'd be a good choice (0+ / 0-)

            Though I imagine Brenda Lawrence will run and suck all the oxygen out of the room.

            25, Practical Progressive Democrat (-9.38, -8.51), Gay, IN-02 - Defeat Wacky Jackie for 2014!

            by HoosierD42 on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 05:12:42 PM PDT

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            •  Lawrence's 2012 run wasn't exactly impressive (1+ / 0-)
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              She only won 13% in the primary and raised a total of $135K.  Yes, she was running against two incumbents but I don't think that result will scare off anyone.

              23, male, CA-18 (home and voting there), LA-01 (college).

              by Jeff Singer on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 05:47:37 PM PDT

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            •  Doubt it (0+ / 0-)

              I like Brenda, I really do, but she has proven on two very prominent occasions, now (i.e. run with Virg for governor and her race for MI-14), that she has absolutely no pull outside of her city for whatever reason.  That's not to say she isn't a factor in the primary, but she plays the role of spoiler and little more.

              I'd like to see someone respresent the district who actually lives in it, and preferably a Detroiter.  Brenda was the only candidate in the last go-around that lived there, but, again, she doesn't really have pull outside of Southfield.

        •  Rashida is great (0+ / 0-)

          Disclaimer: I am Muslim and have campaigned for her.

          She is one of the most progressive and hard working members of the Michigan State House. I believe she technically lives in the 13th, and I think she might have an easier time winning that than the 14th. She also has some young children. I am not sure if she wants to run, but I know people that would love to see her run for Congress.

          I am unsure about her political future. It will be tough to move into the State Senate. I think she lives in the 4th State Senate district which has Virgil Smith. She represents more of district 1. That is Coleman Young Jr's district. Either way she would have to take on an incumbent unless they run for Congress.

          M, 23, School: MI-12, Home: NY-18

          by slacks on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 07:56:13 PM PDT

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    •  I hope to see him running fast (0+ / 0-)

      It would be good news.

    •  I posted some names before (1+ / 0-)
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      but here are the people that haven't been discussed today.

      1) State Senator Bert Johnson. Challenged Conyers but represents more of the 14th. He got into trouble when he was young, but turned his life around. He has a great story.

      2) Former State Senator Buzz Thomas. Random fact: He is the grandson of Willis Ward, the second African American to play football that the University of Michigan. Ward was a close friend of Gerald Ford.

      3) State Representative Vicki Barnett. Gary Peters put her name out there for Governor. If Mark Schauer clears that primary field, I could see her running for this.

      M, 23, School: MI-12, Home: NY-18

      by slacks on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 08:16:25 PM PDT

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