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(MPRN-Sterling Heights) Ohio Gov. John Kasich brought his presidential campaign to southeast Michigan on Monday. 

"WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Detroit, already the longest-serving active member of Congress and the longest-serving African-American congressman in U.S. history, will run for a 27th two-year term next year, looking to extend a legislative tenure stretching back to the Civil Rights era." (Detroit Free Press)

"A group looking to get a ban on hydraulic fracturing on the 2016 ballot has fallen well short in gathering the necessary signatures to put the issue before voters." (Detroit Free Press)

"Calhoun County Commissioner Jim Haadsma has taken the first step toward seeking the District 62 seat in the Michigan House of Representatives. He announced Wednesday he'd filed paperwork to form a campaign committee for the 2016 election." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

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(MPRN-Lansing) The Michigan Secretary of State has released the initial list of Republican and Democratic candidates who will appear on the March 8th presidential primary ballot.