02/24/2013 10:48 am ET

New Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Lon Johnson: 'The Voters Are On Our Side'

DETROIT, MI -- The Michigan Democratic Party has a new leader, and according to new Chairman Lon Johnson, a new direction.

"Fellow Democrats, today we remake our party," Johnson told more than 3,600 members gathered for the party's mid-term convention at the Cobo Center in Detroit. "Today, we renew our purpose. And today, we reclaim our great state. Together, we are Michigan. One Michigan."

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