Dems pick McKenzie for Detroit-area US House seat

DETROIT (AP) — Democrats have chosen counterterrorism expert Bobby McKenzie over three challengers to be their candidate in the Republican-leaning 11th U.S. House District in southeastern Michigan.

The 39-year-old McKenzie will face the winner of the Republican race between U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio and challenger David Trott in the November election. The district covers a wide stretch of Detroit's northern and western suburbs.

McKenzie says his focus is on creating good paying jobs by strengthening public education, rebuilding infrastructure and supporting small businesses.

He's a former adviser to the U.S. State Department on counterterrorism.

He defeated physician Dr. Anil Kumar, radio show host and former Illinois Democratic U.S. Senate nomination candidate Nancy Skinner and Bill Roberts, a backer of Lyndon LaRouche.

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