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Debbie Dingell Says She Won’t Run For Levin’s Senate Seat

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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 14:  U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) talks to the press at the Capitol February 14, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Senate Republicans have signaled that they will block the confirmation of former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) to become the new secretary of defense succeeding Leon Panetta.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 14: U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) talks to the press at the Capitol February 14, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Senate Republicans have signaled that they will block the confirmation of former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) to become the new secretary of defense succeeding Leon Panetta. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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DETROIT (WWJ) – Democrat Debbie Dingell says she won’t be making a bid for the U.S. Senate seat Carl Levin will vacate in 2014.

Dingell, who’s married to representative John Dingell and serves on Wayne State’s Board of Governors, had been considering running for several weeks.

Even though polling data showed she would likely be a front runner in the race, she has declined to enter, saying it’s important to get behind one candidate for what she says will be an expensive race.

The move likely clears the way for 14th district Representative Gary Peters to take the Democratic nomination.

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