John Conyers III hasn’t given up on his effort to replace his father in Congress.
Conyers had been removed from the Democratic primary in the race for his father’s congressional seat after it was determined that he had submitted fewer than the one thousand valid voter signatures required for the ballot.
Conyers then decided he would try to get on the on the November ballot as an independent candidate and began circulating petitions.
The 27 year old Conyers said this was better than waging a long-shot effort as a write-in candidate and also meant that he wouldn’t have to answer to the Democratic leadership.
To qualify for the November ballot, he has until the end of today to submit 3-thousand valid signatures.