Democratic Rep. Conyers wins 25th consecutive term

Published On: Nov 06 2012 11:05:05 PM EST
DETROIT -

Democratic Rep. John Conyers has defeated Republican Harry Sawicki to win his 25th term in Congress.

The 83-year-old from Detroit had been expected to easily win the heavily Democratic district, though some experts had warned he could be vulnerable after staving off strong challenges in the August Democratic primary.

Conyers had represented the 14th District for decades. He moved over to the 13th district after Republicans redrew district boundaries. The 13th District stretches from Detroit south to Ecorse and west to Westland, Wayne and Romulus.

Conyers is a member of the House Judiciary Committee and a founder of the Congressional Black Caucus.

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