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Dan Kildee says he's considering run for Congress

Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Dan Kildee says he's seriously considering a run for the U.S. House seat held by his uncle, Dale Kildee.

The 81-year-old congressman has held the seat for 34 years and announced recently he won't run next year.

Dan Kildee ran for governor in early 2010 before dropping out of the Democratic race. The ex-Genesee County treasurer now heads the Center for Community Progress, and he told The Associated Press on Monday that running for Congress "has been on my mind for some time."

He says he plans to announce his decision soon.

Ex-state Sen. Jim Barcia of Bay City and current state Sen. John Gleason of Flushing also may be looking at the Democratic race. AP made requests for comment from Barcia and Gleason on Monday afternoon.

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