HOWEWLL, Mich. (AP) — Republican U.S. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers says he's seriously considering running for the Michigan U.S. Senate seat that Democrat Carl Levin is vacating next year.
The 78-year-old Levin announced Thursday that he wouldn't run again when his current term expires in 2014.
Rogers tells the Detroit Free Press (http://on.freep.com/12G5FiP ) that he's "giving the Senate race serious consideration."
The 49-year-old ex-FBI agent has served in Congress since 2001.
Other Republicans considering running include ex-Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land and U.S. Rep. Justin Amash of Cascade Township.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Gary Peters of Bloomfield Township also says he's considering running.