Rep. John Conyers, the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives, announced his retirement today. His grand-nephew is running to fill his seat, but the former congressman didn't endorse him. Instead, he endorsed his oldest son, John Conyers III.
Conyers III has never held elected office, and the former congressman said the endorsement decision was based on continuing his legacy.
Ian Conyers, the former congressman's great-nephew, is currently a Michigan state senator. He confirmed his decision to run early Tuesday.
Ian Conyers told BuzzFeed his great-uncle's endorsement of Conyers III wouldn't change his campaign decision.