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Rep. Brenda Lawrence announces she will not seek reelection

Posted on AllSides January 5th, 2022
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Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.) announced Tuesday that she will not run for reelection, in the 25th retirement by a House Democrat as the party faces tough odds in the midterm elections.

Lawrence, 67, is a four-term member of Congress and serves as vice-chair of the House Appropriations Committee. She has spent three decades in public service. In 2001, she became the first woman and African American to win election as mayor of Southfield, Mich.

“Today, after reflecting on my journey — and, oh my goodness, what a journey — and...

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