Democratic Rep. Peters Wins In Redrawn District
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP (AP) – Democratic Rep. Gary Peters has won another term in Congress, defeating Republican John Hauler in a redrawn southeast Michigan district.
The Bloomfield Township Democrat ran in the 14th District after Republicans in the state Legislature redrew and divided his former 9th District. Michigan had to eliminate a congressional seat this year due to population loss reflected in the latest Census count.
The 53-year-old Peters defeated another incumbent, Hansen Clarke, in the Democratic primary. He was supported by organized labor and was the first white candidate supported by The Black Slate, a Detroit activist coalition. He will fill a traditionally black seat in Congress.
Peters has been a member of the U.S. House since 2009.
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