Poll shows Debbie Dingell a front-runner to potentially replace Carl Levin
Debbie Dingell, a Democratic National Committee member and wife of U.S. Rep. John Dingell, could be in line to replace U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, according to a new poll.
Ryan J. Stanton | AnnArbor.com
The poll of likely voters between March 19-21 found that, in a Democratic primary matchup, Dingell, who lives in Dearborn, leads Peters, D-Bloomfield Township, 30 percent to 25 percent, with 45 percent undecided.
While others could enter the race, Dingell's and Peters' names were the only ones tested in calls to 387 likely Democratic voters, the Free Press reported.
Peters is considering running after Levin announced this month he won't run again in 2014. Dingell has been mentioned as a possible candidate, but hasn't confirmed she's interested.
Dingell, who is no stranger to Ann Arbor and regularly makes appearances here with her husband, caught up with AnnArbor.com last year at the Mackinac Policy Conference where she was pushing for an increased focus on early childhood education. Read the story.
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