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      Democrat Gary Peters announces run for Levin's Senate seat

      Rep. Gary Peters

      Democrat Gary Peters has announced that he will run for the U.S. Senate in the hopes of taking over outgoing Senator Carl Levin's seat.

      Rep. Peters is currently a U.S. Representative for the 14th District in Michigan.

      In a statement, Rep. Peters says, "Together, we must work to make sure that Michigan will always be a place where people can work hard, have access to an affordable education, find a good-paying job and enjoy a secure retirement. That??s the American dream, and it??s always been the foundation of Michigan??s middle class."

      The 14th District serves from Pontiac down to part of Detroit and several communities in-between. Rep. Peters took office in 2009.