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Peters Wins Democratic Primary in 14th District

Congressman Gary Peters defeated his colleague… Congressman Hansen Clarke… in the Democratic primary election for the 14th District. WDET’s Laura Weber-Davis has this report...

Peters led the polls all night… at times by a wide margin, and sometimes reportedly by a sliver. He was one of the last candidates running in Michigan to make a victory speech last night… waiting until after midnight to appear before supporters. “I just wanted to be absolutely sure that the numbers were good… things that I could feel comfortable about.” Peters beat Congressman Clarke, Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence, former state Representative Mary Waters, and magistrate Bob Costello. Peters must still defeat a Republican challenger in November’s general election… but he says he is eager to get back to Washington to work on the budget and economic issues.