Dingell Defeats Rivers In Congressional Race

Posted on August 7, 2002

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The Sierra Club, the Brady Campaign to Stop Gun Violence and Emily`s List, Lynn Rivers` three largest backers, all weighed in against John Dingell through Internet, television and radio campaigns and used Hollywood personalities and other politicians as spokespeople. The National Rifle Association of America wrote letters to members in the district claiming they needed as much help possible to re-elect Dingell, a lifetime member and former board member, and urged them to vote in the Democratic primary regardless of party affiliation. With all precincts reporting, Dingell had 58,117 votes, or 59%, and Rivers had 40,781 votes, or 41%.

Read Original at: MLive.com (Michigan)

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