John Conyers to run for congress again

- US Representative John Conyers announced on Monday that he is seeking another term in congress.

This will be the 27th consecutive term for the 86-year-old long-time Detroit congressman who has been in Congress since 1965, and he says he's not about to slow down.

"My energy level is the same as it's always been, that's why I did not have to consider it," said Conyers. "I'm with you 'til end of term and I'll be running again."

Conyers says one reason he's running again is to help address key domestic and international issues and the threat of terrorism.

"In Syria, we have so many different groups ideology. It's a very dangerous situation," he said. "To turn this over to a new member of congress unless I was tired of job, so it's with that spirit that I enter this."

The former chair of the House Judiciary Committee and a founding member of the Congressional Black Congress, Conyers says he's also seeking re-election to help push the Democratic voter turnout in the upcoming presidential election.

"We don't know who is running for president, and that's key thing, and that's going to turn voter turnout, and that's what I want to stimulate," he said.

Conyers is being challenged by Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey in the Democratic primary.

Winfrey told Fox 2 in a statement:

"The decision to run for U. S. Congress is solely based on my commitment to serve and to address the neglect of the district. It's not based on "who" I have to run against. Either way I'm up for the challenge."

Voters who support Conyers say they're glad he's also up for the challenge once again, and will back him until he's ready to call it quits.

"I would not want to replace him as long as he's doing well," said James Jackson, a Conyers supporter.

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