Age might not matter as Dingell and Conyers eye return to Congress
Reps. John Dingell and John Conyers, the two longest-tenured members of the U.S. House, have spent a combined 104 years in Washington.
"When people consider candidates, age is way down on the list," political strategist Joe DiSano told MLive. "It's all about effectiveness, and both Conyers and Dingell are at the upper ranks in Congress."
Conyers, an 83-year-old from Detroit, is running against four other Dems in Michigan's new 13th congressional district.
Dingell, an 86-year-old from Dearborn, faces 25-year-old University of Michigan student Daniel Marcin of Ann Arbor in the new 12th congressional district.
Polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Previous coverage from AnnArbor.com: Daniel Marcin takes on U.S. Rep. John Dingell: 'You can talk to me after I get destroyed in the primary'
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