DETROIT (AP) – Eleven Democrats are vying for a spot in the Michigan House of Representatives that opened up with the resignation of a lawmaker who pleaded guilty in a loan fraud case.

Two Republicans also are running in Tuesday’s special primary in the 1st House District, which includes Harper Woods, Grosse Pointe Woods, Grosse Pointe Shores and a portion of Detroit. It’s a heavily Democratic seat, so the Democrat who wins will be favored in November’s special general election.

Democratic former Rep. Brian Banks resigned just a month into his third term as part of a plea deal.

Candidates running to succeed him include Pamela Sossi, an attorney who finished second to Banks in the 2016 Democratic primary.

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