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Race for Conyers seat shapes up as contentious family affair

Race for Conyers seat shapes up as contentious family affair

The morning after Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., announced his resignation from Congress on her radio show, host Mildred Gaddis remained livid about his swift political demise. She questioned the veracity of a woman who accused Conyers of sexual misconduct, raged about the racism that led fellow Democrats to demand his ouster and spoke of how disrespectful the episode had been to a 52-year congressman considered a civil rights icon.

At the same time, she also she meticulously avoided showing any support for Conyers' handpicked successor, his 27-year-old son John Conyers III, whom the elderly lawmaker attempted to anoint on her airwaves the day before.

That balancing act -...

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