'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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A Washington Times analysis of newly released Federal Election Commission records found 70 House races and two Senate races where one candidate raised the most money from within the state, but the opponent raised the most overall thanks to out-of-state donations.
Challengers to U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr. say the well-known Detroit Democrat is running on historical reputation and not recent record. And with redistricting adding more conservative suburban voters to Michigan's 13th District, they think the incumbent may be vulnerable in the state's Aug. 7 Democratic primary.
"No one is entitled to hold a seat forever. It's not about what someone did 50 years ago but about what they will do today and tomorrow for the people in the district," Mr. Anderson said. "One of things I've learned — when I talk to folks, both business people in the district as well as common citizens — they are not seeing any responsiveness out of Congressman Conyers' office."
Mr. Anderson, Mr. Conyers' top opponent, says he thinks he can stay competitive in fundraising, a key concern for lesser-known opponents outside of the sway of powerful Washington interests.