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RandySF

(60,053 posts)
Sat Mar 1, 2014, 05:36 PM Mar 2014

Debbie Dingell launches campaign in Dearborn for husband's U.S. House seat

Debbie Dingell launched her congressional campaign Friday, telling supporters that making education affordable, protecting the environment and representing Michigan’s workers are her top priorities.

“I’m not running to replace John Dingell. I think he’s irreplaceable,” she said of her husband, who has held the seat for 58 years. “I want to keep fighting for the issues that have always been my passion, especially women and children.”

Several dozen supporters joined Debbie Dingell, 60, at the Panera Bread in her hometown of Dearborn, the first of three stops to launch her campaign.

Dearborn Mayor Jack O’Reilly said Dingell is the best person to represent the district because of her breadth of knowledge of the cities and towns in the 12th Congressional District, which covers portions of western Wayne and Washtenaw counties.

“You have to know Washington and Washington needs to know you,” he said. “We’ll be sending a freshman to Washington. She should have the ability to be known and have access to departments. I can’t wait to see her take on Washington on our behalf.”



http://www.freep.com/article/20140228/NEWS06/302280073/Debbie-Dingell-U-S-House-campaign

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Debbie Dingell launches campaign in Dearborn for husband's U.S. House seat (Original Post) RandySF Mar 2014 OP
Interesting Duckhunter935 Mar 2014 #1
Something a little off about that. Can they not find anyone else?..n/t monmouth3 Mar 2014 #2
I'm confused. I though he was retiring to spend more time with his wife BlueStreak Mar 2014 #3
 

Duckhunter935

(16,974 posts)
1. Interesting
Sat Mar 1, 2014, 05:44 PM
Mar 2014

so this will be the only family that represents that seat for 3 generations starting in 1933.

 

BlueStreak

(8,377 posts)
3. I'm confused. I though he was retiring to spend more time with his wife
Sat Mar 1, 2014, 06:45 PM
Mar 2014

and now she is running for his seat???

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