ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — State Sen. Rebekah Warren is forming a committee to explore running for the congressional seat being vacated by the retirement of John Dingell, the longest-serving congressman in history.
The 42-year-old Ann Arbor Democrat is in her first term in the Senate after previously serving in the state House. Warren announced her exploratory committee and website the same day Dingell's wife, Debbie, formally launched her campaign in the southeast Michigan district.
Warren says she expects to decide whether to run within two weeks.
Dingell is seen as the front-runner in the Democratic primary, but Warren says she has defeated candidates who had early institutional support.
Warren cannot run for a second and final four-year term in the Senate if she runs for Congress.