Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Conyers in trouble?

I'll believe it when I see it, but I don't think Monica Conyers has done John Conyers any favors.

From the Hill

House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.) could face a tough reelection race in 2010, according to a new, independent poll released this weekend.

40 percent of Conyers's constituents said he deserved reelection, according to a poll conducted earlier this month by the Lansing, Mich.-based Deno Noor Polling, in conjunction with the Rossman Group and Perricone Group.

44 percent of Detroiters represented by Conyers said they would prefer to elect someone else. 15 percent were unsure or didn't know.

The 80-year-old Conyers has served in Congress since 1965, making him one of the longest-serving members of Congress still in office. He could face a challenging reelection, though, due to the conviction of his wife, Monica Conyers, for bribery charges incurred while she served as President Pro Tempore of the Detroit City Council.


Let's remember Detroit's record of electing incumbents. 99.9999% it seems. Carolyn Kilpatrick won a three way race last November at the height of Kwame's disasters. Unless there's an insanely lucky turnout like Joseph Cao's election in a New Orelans special election that went 75% for Obama, this will stay democrat. All of Downriver would have to ticket split, and most of Detroit would have to stay home with all the republicans showing up. I don't expect it. If Conyers loses, it will likely be in the primary.

1 comment:

Not-A-RINO said...

Since there is no competition for ideas in Detroit, the residents can only expect more of the same old, same old.

By electing only Democrats in lockstep of nearly 90% or more, it allows the officeholders to say and do the most outrageous things because when election time comes rolling around, you will re-elect that pol no matter what. The bulk of Detroiters are too dim to see they are being played for fools by the local Democrat Party and nothing will ever improve until elections become a real contest.

The Dems were slick enough to have created a dependency (entitlement mentality) in urban areas. Although crime, corruption, misery, unemployment, drug abuse are rampant, no one will bite the hand that feeds them. Breaking this cycle will be virtually impossible for any other party.