Romney brother may be in for Michigan Senate seat

10:22 AM, Mar 11, 2013   |    comments
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(USA TODAY) - Could a Romney be running for the U.S. Senate?

Scott Romney, older brother of the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, is reportedly thinking about running for the Senate seat in Michigan of retiring Democrat Carl Levin. CBS News reports Romney, who ran for state attorney general in 1998 and was a delegate to the Republican National Convention last year, is "interested and seriously looking at" the 2014 race.

Levin upended the Michigan political scene when he announced Thursday that he would not run for a seventh term next year. Both parties have vowed to go after the seat, which Levin has held since 1979.

The Romneys, of course, have long ties to Michigan politics. Family patriarch George Romney was governor of Michigan from 1963 to 1969 and matriarch Lenore Romney ran unsuccessful in 1970 for the Senate.

There is no lack of interest in the Senate race. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers is giving "serious consideration" to a bid, and Rep. Justin Amash, a Tea Party favorite, is also looking at the race. Democrats thinking of running include Rep. Gary Peters and former congressman Mark Schauer.

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