Derek Bailey, chairman of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, will run for the Democratic nomination to challenge freshman Rep. Dan Benishek (R-Mich.), according to the Associated Press. Also in the primary is former state Rep. Gary McDowell.
The expansive 1st district in northern Michigan is competitive.
Roll Call Politics rates this race as Leans Republican.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.