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House intelligence chair Mike Rogers weighs race for Michigan Senate seat

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Rep. Mike Rogers, Michigan Republican and the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, is giving “serious consideration” to the race for the seat of retiring Sen. Carl Levin, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Mr. Levin, 78, is the sixth senator and fourth Democrat to announce retirement ahead of the 2014 elections. His recent retirement announcement creates an open seat in a state in which Republicans increasingly have done well, though they have not won a Senate seat in the state in nearly 20 years.

Possible Democratic candidates to run for the Senate seat include Rep. Gary C. Peters, ex-Rep. Mark Schauer and state Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer.

GOP Rep. Candice S. Miller recently said she would not seek the position.

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