(WXYZ) - Everything is on the line for two sitting congressman in Michigan’s newly formed 14 th district.
Frontrunners Gary Peters and Hansen Clarke are taking their battle down to the wire. Representative Clarke embarked on a 24-hour campaign bus tour and Representative Peters hit the streets as well to greet voters in the final hours.
Peters is holding a double-digit lead in our recent poll but Clarke is not giving up. Monday night he stopped by a Detroit church to greet supporters and talk up his accomplishments.
“I’ve been able to get funding proposals approved by the Republican-controlled house even though I’m a Democrat and a progressive Democrat. I’ve been able to return millions of dollars back to this region,” said Congressman Hansen Clarke.
As for Peters, he’s emphasizing his experience. Peters is in his second term and says his work during the auto crisis helped save metro Detroit.
“I worked very closely with President Obama to make sure that we saved the auto industry, worked with Chrysler and General Motors. That’s why the UAW is behind me,” said Congressman Gary Peters.
The new 14 th is unique by Michigan standards. It stretches as far north as Pontiac and goes through southwest Detroit and into the Grosse Pointes.
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