Primary 2012
11:58 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Incumbent Peters wins 14th District Dem primary for U.S. House

As most polls predicted, incumbent Gary Peters beat out another incumbent, Hansen Clarke, in the Democratic race for the U.S. House of Representatives in the state's 14th district.

With almost all of the votes in, Peters had 12 points on Clarke.

Both candidates are technically incumbents, due to redistricting.  Michigan Radio's Sarah Cwiek explains,

The 14th district used to cover most of Detroit’s west side and a few surrounding suburbs.

Now, it zig-zags across a big chunk of southeast Michigan—75 miles long, but only a half-mile wide in some parts.

Peters previously served in the state's 9th district.

If Peters wins the general election, he’ll be the first ever non-resident to represent Detroit in Congress.

-Elaine Ezekiel, Michigan Radio Newsroom