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Andy Levin declares victory in 9th Congressional Democratic race

Andy Levin
Andy Levin campaign

Andy Levin has succeeded in getting the Democratic nomination to replace his father, U.S. Rep. Sander Levin, in Congress after holding off two Democratic challengers in Tuesday's primary.

The heavily Democratic leanding district covers portions of Macomb and Oakland counties, so Tuesday's winner has a good chance of winning the seat in November. Levin declared victory with 73 percent of the vote counted, and a solid lead over opponents Ellen Lipton and Martin Brook.

"I feel like we're really trying to launch a whole response to 2016, a new politics of solidarity," Levin told the Detroit Free Press. "People are so sick of all the fussing and they want a strong vision of America where we have health care for everybody and we focus policy on raising the standard of living for working people. In 2016, we didn't give them a really strong and clear message. But, I think voters are going to turn out in droves in November."

Vincent Duffy has been news director at Michigan Radio since May 2007.
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