Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican, scheduled a special election to replace Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) for November 2018, leaving a large chunk of Detroit without a representative for almost a year. “Having ample time for candidates to make a decision about running for office and file their paperwork gives people more options as to who will next represent them in Congress,” Snyder said in a statement. “In order to allow several months for that to take place and to reduce the financial burden on local taxpayers, the primary and general elections will be held when regularly scheduled elections are already occurring.” Conyers stepped down this past Tuesday after a number of former aides accused him of sexual misconduct.
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