DETROIT (WWJ) – Michigan Congresswoman Debbie Dingell is on the mend after being bitten by a spider.

The Democrat says she’s not sure what type of spider bit her foot and ankle recently — joking that it must have been a Republican.

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She didn’t feel a thing, but several friends advised her to seek medical attention.

“I was lucky, because I didn’t even realize it,” Dingell said. “The guys looked at me and said, ‘How did you burn yourself?’ And I said, ‘I haven’t burned myself.'”

That’s when Dingell looked down to see huge blisters.

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“I don’t know where they came from,” she said, “but the boys I have coffee with said, ‘You don’t take that for granted.’ So I headed to the doctor…They’ve got me on steroids and antibiotics.”

Although she’s sporting bandages on her ankle and foot, Dingell said the injury isn’t keeping her from her duties in Michigan or in Washington D.C.

Asked about which candidate she supports in race for the White House, Dingell said she’ll have a tough choice if Vice President Joe Biden announces a presidential run.

“Joe Biden’s a very good friend of mine,  Dingell said. “Joe and Jill have been friends of ours for years; and when (husband Congressman John Dingell) was in intensive care Joe Biden was at that hospital in one hour from the time he heard.”

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“Hillary Clinton has been one of my friends for 30 years,” she added. “We’ve worked together. We’re working spouses with our own identity. She’s doing a great job on the campaign trail. I hope we don’t have to make decisions.”