Coleman Young II to announce run for Conyers' congressional seat

- State Sen. Coleman Young II is expected to formally announced Monday his plans to run for Congress after Rep. John Conyers resigned last Tuesday.

We are planning to live stream the announcement on FOX 2 News Now at 11:30 a.m., click here to watch.

On Friday, Gov. Rick Snyder scheduled a special election to fill the congressional seat left open by Conyers' resignation amid sexual harassment allegations.

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The elections will be held alongside regular primary and general elections in August and November. Snyder says this way, potential candidates will have time to decide whether or not to throw their hat in the race, and taxpayers won't have to fund a special election earlier.

Aside from Young, state Sen. Ian Conyers, a grandson of John Conyers' brother, is expected to run.

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Young's father was the late Mayor Coleman A. Young.

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