It appears John Conyers will return to Congress for the 27th time.
The Detroit Democrat is the longest-serving member of Congress. A civil rights icon known for championing traditional progressive causes, he was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1964.
Despite growing calls for Conyers to step aside for a younger successor, the 87-year-old says he’s just not thinking about that.
“I go on because I still like it. I’m able to help so many people, that it keeps me going,” he said.