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Newly elected Representative for the 12th District, Debbie Dingell, took some time this morning to answer questions submitted by WEMU listeners.

Listen in as she talks about what challenges she'll face as a freshman member of Congress, gives her thoughts on global warming and gun control and shares just how big John Dingell's shoes really are.


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Debbie Dingell is going to Washington, where she'll take her husband, John's 12 Congressional District seat.

Dingell defeated Republican Terry Bowman in Tuesday's election.

Speaking live Tuesday night on WEMU, Dingell said her priorities will be Michigan's priorities.

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The wife of Congressman John Dingell wins by wide margin over Ypsilanti Attorney Raymond Mullins    

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A prominent Ypsilanti Attorney will seek to fill the vacancy being created by the retirement of U-S Representative John Dingell. Democrat Raymond Mullins has announced his candidacy for the 12th District Congressional seat that’s been held by the 87-year old Dingell for nearly 60-years.  

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Retiring Congressman John Dingell headlined today's Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber lunch meeting.

Dingell says organizations like chambers of commerce are an important part of the community, offering the chance for people to speak with elected officials and make sure government is running as it should.

Dingell has announced he won't seek re-election when his current term is up.  His wife, Debbie, is running to replace him in the 12th Congressional district, as is Ypsilanti resident Terry Bowman who's running as a Republican.

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There will be a new Representative in the 12th Congressional District next year, but it won't be current State Senator Rebekah Warren. The Ann Arbor Democrat posted the following statement on her Facebook page:  

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United States Representative John Dingell (D-Dearborn) has announced he will not seek re-election this year, after serving in Congress for nearly 60-years. His wife, Debbie, last week announced she will seek the Democratic nomination to fill the 12th Congressional seat. Today, an Ypsilanti man announced he will seek to replace the 87-year old political legend, as a Republican.

State of Michigan Senator Rebekah Warren has announced today on 89.1 WEMU she will officially launch a Congressional Exploratory Committee for the seat being vacated by Representative John Dingell.

Warren made the announcement herself Friday morning during the Morning Edition with 89.1 WEMU’s David Fair. Listen to Warren’s announcement above.

 A Democratic official says Debbie Dingell will seek the House seat currently held by her husband, who has announced plans to retire after the longest congressional career in history.

The architect of the Public Broadcasting Act, Rep. John Dingell spoke to WEMU advocates at the first State of the Station in 2013 on the importance of public broadcasting in the community.

John Dingell, who served a record 58 years in Congress, has announced he will be retiring after his current term. Among Dingell's many achievements in Congress, he helped sign the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 into law, which paved the way for the CPB, PBS and NPR.  

WASHINGTON (AP) - A person familiar with his plans says Rep. John Dingell of Michigan, the longest-serving congressman in U.S. history, will announce his retirement later today.  The 87-year-old Dingell was first elected in 1955, filling the House seat vacated by his late father. The person was not authorized to speak publicly ahead of Dingell's announcement.  He became the longest-serving member of Congress last year.  His plans were first reported by The Detroit News and The Detroit Free Press.

Michigan Democratic Rep. John Dingell, who was first elected to Congress in 1955 to fill a seat his father had held, says he will not seek re-election later this year.

He'll leave office having served in Congress longer than anyone else in history. Last June, Dingell passed the previous record holder, the late Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va.

Local supporters of immigration reform are calling for action on federal, state, and local levels  of government. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, the group, Organizing for Action Washtenaw, hosted a forum on immigration reform Wednesday evening at the University of Michigan. 


U-S Representative John Dingell joined Washtenaw County officials and local domestic violence groups at Safehouse yesterday to call for the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women act.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Congressman John Dingell has been serving in the House since 1955.
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Dingell says his re-election campaign should be about service, not age.

Earth Day is Sunday

Apr 20, 2012

Congressman John Dingell talks with WEMU's David Fair about new congressional battles to protect the environment.