Michigan's 13th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Michigan's 13th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
John Conyers, Jr. Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
John Conyers, Jr. Democratic Party
John Conyers.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

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The 13th congressional district of Michigan will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Michigan is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[3][4][5]

Heading into the election the incumbent is John Conyers, Jr. (D), who was first elected in 1964. Prior to redistricting due to the 2010 census, he served as the representative of Michigan's 14th congressional district.

Michigan's 13th Congressional District is located in the southeastern region of the lower peninsula of Michigan. It includes the east side of Detroit, portions of the city's near west side, the inner suburbs of River Rouge, Harper Woods, Ecorse, the downriver communities of Lincoln Park and Wyandotte, as well as the upscale Grosse Pointe suburbs. It includes Wayne county.[6]


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August 5, 2014, primary results

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Republican Party Republican Primary

District history


The 13th congressional district of Michigan held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent from the 14th district, John Conyers, Jr. won the election in the district.[7]

U.S. House, Michigan District 13 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Conyers, Jr. Incumbent 82.8% 235,336
     Republican Harry T. Sawicki 13.6% 38,769
     Libertarian Chris Sharer 2.1% 6,076
     UST Martin Gray 1.4% 4,089
Total Votes 284,270
Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Hansen Clarke won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated John Hauler (R), Heidi Peterson (L), George Corsetti (G), Duane Montgomery (I), and James Casha (Write-In) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House of Representatives, Michigan's 13th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHansen Clarke 79.4% 100,885
     Republican John Hauler 18.5% 23,462
     Libertarian Heidi Peterson 0.6% 815
     Green George Corsetti 0.8% 1,032
     Independent Duane Montgomery 0.7% 881
     Independent Alan Jacquemotte 0% 1
Total Votes 127,076

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