WSU law dean Benson won't run against Bentivolio

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan secretary of state candidate Jocelyn Benson won't run for Congress in a Republican-leaning suburban Detroit district.

The interim dean of the Wayne State University Law School on Tuesday told faculty that her priority is to serve as dean. The Democrat lost the secretary of state election in 2010 to Republican Ruth Johnson.

Counterterrorism expert Bobby McKenzie of Wayne County's Canton Township is running as a Democrat for the 11th Congressional District next year. Bloomfield Hills physician Anil Kumar also has filed to run as a Democrat.

First-term Republican Rep. Kerry Bentivolio of Milford won the seat last year after five-term incumbent Republican Thad McCotter submitted fraudulent signatures at the filing deadline and later resigned.

Bentivolio is facing a primary challenge from foreclosure lawyer and GOP donor David Trott.

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