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Dan Kildee, announces run for 5th Congressional seat, on 1310 AM First Shift program

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President of the Center for Community
Progress-Flint, Dan Kildee announced
he will run for open Congressional
seat for the 5th district.
Flint Democrat Dan Kildee will run for the U.S. House seat held by his uncle Congressman Dale Kildee (D-MI-5th District). Rep. Kildee announced in July he would not run for re-election after 18 terms in the House.

Dan Kildee formally announced his run for the 5th District seat on Tuesday, November 2, 2011 on 1310 AM Progressive Talk Show “First Shift with Tony Trupiano program”.  
“I’m announcing today and I will seek the Democratic nomination for Congress for the 5th district. I grew up in the area, grew up in Flint, know Flint, Bay City and Saginaw really well,” Dan Kildee stated on the First Shift program. 
“(I) know the people and understand the problems that they face and I am anxious to get started. I anxious to not just get through this campaign but to take office in Washington and fight for the people of this area,” Dan Kildee replied.
Dan Kildee is the President of the Center for Community Progress for the Flint region. The organization promoting the reuse of vacant and abandoned personal property homes. 

Kildee formerly served as the served as a Genesee County Commissioner, Treasurer and Democratic Party Chair. Kildee also ran for the Michigan governor in early 2010 before dropping out of the Democratic race.

Several Democrats and at least one former another Democratic lawmaker who would run as Republican are either already running or considering jumping the race.

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