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Lessenberry on Conyers resignation, Levin retirement

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Long-term Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers announced his resignation, and Michigan Democratic Rep. Sander Levin said he will not seek re-election.

U.S. Representative John Conyers announced his resignation yesterday. Several of the 88-year-old's former staff members have accused him of sexual harassment. His supporters held a rally in Detroit Monday urging Conyers to stay in office. 

Michigan Radio's Morning Edition host Doug Tribou and senior news analyst Jack Lessenberry discuss his decision to step down immediately instead of finishing his term. 

They also talk about the retirement of U.S. Representative Sander Levin and how the departure of these two congressmen will affect Michigan's influence in Congress. 

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