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4:43 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Ypsilanti Attorney Seeks Democratic Nomination in 12th Congressional District

Former Ypsilanti-Willow run NAACP Branch President Raymond Mullins seeking Democratic Nomination for 12th District Congressional seat.
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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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2:12 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Congressman John D. Dingell Addresses Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber

Congressman John D. Dingell speaks at the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber luncheon meeting.
Patrick Campion 89.1 WEMU

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.

Congressman John D. Dingell speaking after the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber's lunch meeting.

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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2:11 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

State Senator Rebekah Warren Will Not Seek Congressional Seat

State Senator Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) will not run for the 12th Congressional Seat now held by retiring U-S representative John Dingell
Credit David Fair / 89.1 WEMU

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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11:18 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Ypsilanti Republican Joins Race in 12th Congressional District

Terry Bowman- Republican Candidate for Michigan's 12th Congressional District
Credit Terry Bowman

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.

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7:42 am
Fri February 28, 2014

AUDIO: Rebekah Warren Announces Congressional Exploratory Committee

Rebekah Warren in the WEMU Studios

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.

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3:54 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Debbie Dingell Expected to Announce Run for Husband's Seat Friday

 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.

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Public Media
12:14 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Rep. John Dingell on the importance of Public Broadcasting

Representative, John Dingell signed the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 into law on Nov. 7 1967

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.  

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Michigan News
10:34 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Rep. John Dingell To Retire

Rep. John Dingell speaks to students at Eastern Michigan University

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.

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The Two-Way
10:28 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Rep. John Dingell, Who Has Served A Record 58 Years, Is Retiring

Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich.
Brendan Smialowski AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon February 24, 2014 1:23 pm

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.

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6:22 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Locals Call For Immigration Reform At All Levels Of Government

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. 

Local action group hosts forum at U of M and calls for immigration reform at all levels of government

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Domestic Violence
9:26 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Dingell Calls for Passage of Violence Against Women Act

Honorable John Dingell, United States Representative, 12th District

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.

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9:31 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Dingell Kicks off Re-Election Bid

Congressman John Dingell has been serving in the House since 1955.

Dingell says his re-election campaign should be about service, not age.

10:13 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Earth Day is Sunday

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