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Detroit Pastor Bids For Congress, Alleges City Council Corruption

April 7, 2014

Long-time Detroit Democratic Congressman John Conyers is facing an election challenge from someone who’s also well-known in the city: Rev. Horace Sheffield. The 13th congressional district candidate has been in the news recently for more than just his bid for office. Sheffield has been subpoenaed to testify about allegations that a Detroit businessman offered to settle the campaign debts of some City Council members in exchange for influencing their vote for the next Council president and Pro Tem. WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter talked with Sheffield about the allegations and what the Reverend hopes to accomplish on Capitol Hill…