BREAKING: Tlaib Jumps to Early Lead in House Race Against Challenger Jones

LATEST UPDATE:

Rashida Tlaib has jumped to an early lead in her primary race against Brenda Jones.

Tlaib currently has 2,189 votes compared to Brenda Jones, who has 1,123.

Earlier today Tlaib promised to “crush it today.”

Per Patch, polls have closed across Michigan, where voters will decide the outcome of what figures to be a tight race between U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat, and her opponent, Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones for Michigan’s 13th Congressional District.

An hour after the polls closed, Tlaib has a small lead over Jones, with a 2,189 to 1,123 vote lead, according to the Wayne County Clerk’s Office.

The two Democrats are facing off for the second time, with Tlaib having posted a narrow victory over Jones in the 2018 race for the seat. Jones narrowly won a special selection to serve the remainder of former U.S. Rep. John Conyers’ term after he resigned in December 2017 following reports of sexual harassment. Jones served for about five weeks, while Tlaib narrowly won the seat for a full term.

The winner of the race will run against one of three Republican candidates — David Dudenhoefer, Al Lemmo or Linda Sawyer on Election Day in November.