Scott Romney, brother of US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, during Republican National Convention, Tampa, Florida. (AP image)
WASHINGTON (Detroit Free Press) -- Lawyer G. Scott Romney said Tuesday he won't be in the Republican field to replace U.S. Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan next year.
Romney, 71, told the Free Press he seriously considered it but quickly ruled out a run, saying the timing wasn't right.
"I'm happy with my life," he said.
Romney is the eldest son of the late George Romney, a three-term Michigan governor, and the brother of Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who won the Republican nomination last year before losing to President Barack Obama.
Scott Romney said he is confident, however, that Michigan will elect a Republican to replace Levin, a Democrat who announced last week he would not run to secure a seventh 6-year term in 2014.
Romney did say he'd like to see his daughter - Ronna Romney McDaniel or Northville - run. Last year, she helped campaign for her uncle in Michigan.