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Conyers says he has enough signatures for ballot

DETROIT – U.S. Rep. John Conyers says he has enough signatures for his name to appear on the August primary ballot despite a report that two circulators weren't registered voters when they gathered signatures.

The longtime Detroit Democrat said in a statement Wednesday that he's "pleased" the Wayne County clerk determined his campaign collected a sufficient number of signatures. The primary is Aug. 5.
Credit Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

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The longtime Detroit Democrat said in a statement Wednesday that he's "pleased" the Wayne County clerk determined his campaign collected a sufficient number of signatures. The primary  is Aug. 5.

The Associated Press left messages Wednesday with the clerk's office.

WDIV-TV first reported Tuesday that the petition circulators weren't registered voters, which is a requirement.

The staff of Democratic Conyers challenger the Rev. Horace Sheffield III filed a challenge with the clerk's office after the report.

Conyers first was elected to the House in 1964. He represents Michigan's 13th district, which includes Detroit and several suburbs.

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