An effort to recall Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib was launched in August 2009. Three recall petitions were filed August 25, 2009, an effort initiated by political consultant Adolph Mongo. According to recall petitioners, Tlaib refuses to communicate with people about the twin span to the Ambassador Bridge. Mongo does not reside in Tlaib's district and instead had a Delray resident file the petitions. However, on September 10, 2009 the Wayne County Election Commission rejected recall petition language. Mongo said that he has not yet decided if he will appeal the decision.
Tlaib, who represents the 12th District, said the recall is "pure bullying." In regards to the bridge, Tlaib said, "The negative impact of a second span must be addressed." She is a supporter of the a publicly built and owned second span bridge about 1/4 mile down the river. However, Mongo, argues that Tlaib will destroy the Delray neighborhood.
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