Detroit News: Our endorsements for the U.S. Congress

Detroit News: Our endorsements for the U.S. Congress

By Detroit News

Despite the rarity of having five congressional seats with no incumbents on the ballot, most of the fireworks in Michigan's U.S. House races took place in the August primary.

Redistricting has all but assured the candidate nominated by a district's dominant party will prevail in the November balloting.

Few of the nine incumbents vying for re-election face serious challenges, and we see no race in which the existing member of Congress should be replaced by the opponent.

Those incumbent congressmen are: Republicans Dan Benishek in the 1st District in northern Michigan; Bill Huizenga in the 2nd District out west; Justin Amash from the Grand Rapids area in the 3rd District; Fred Upton in the 6th District around Kalamazoo; Tim Walberg in the 7th District in southwest Michigan; and Candice Miller in the 10th District in Macomb County; and Democrats Dan Kildee in mid-Michigan's 5th District; Sandy Levin in Metro Detroit's 9th District; and John Conyers in Detroit's 13th District.

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