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.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., carries a musket on stage as he speaks during the American Conservative Union's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Md., on Thursday March 6, 2014.