Sources: Democrats now have top candidate to run for retiring Carl Levin's U.S. Senate seat in Michigan


what's the matter with michigan

Michigan, Michigan, Michigan, what are we going to do with you? For example, a Michigan high school chose to protect a star basketball player instead of his rape victims.

And MI GOP official Dave Agema wouldn’t resign over a Facebook post about “filthy homosexuals” who “account for half the murders in large cities.”

And of course, there's that pesky Michigan Emergency Management system (aka financial martial law).

Not the best track record, and we have the GOP to thank. But turn that frown upside down, it's not all bad news. There are Democrats who live and work and do good things in that state, and one is about to announce a run for retiring Senator Carl Levin's seat.

Roll Call:

Rep. Gary Peters will announce his campaign for Senate on Wednesday, giving Democrats a top candidate to run for the open seat in Michigan. [...]

CQ Roll Call Contributing Writer Stuart Rothenberg rates this race as Safe Democrat.

A Peters spokesperson says he's still "weighing his decision," but
it looks like he is running.

Republicans have yet to field a recruit for this seat. But former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land and Reps. Justin Amash and Mike Rogers continue to consider campaigns.

As President Obama would say, please proceed, because Peters has out-raised Amash and Rogers combined.