Potential Republican candidates are beginning emerge in the race to succeed Rep. Vern Ehlers (R-Mich.), who announced his retirement Wednesday.State Sens. Bill Hardiman and Mark Jansen; former state Rep. Jerry Kooiman; former state Senate Majority Leader Ken Sikkema; and attorney Jim Mitchell are all exploring a run. However, former Lt. Gov. Dick Posthumus has ruled a campaign out.Hardiman, Jansen, Kooiman and Mitchell all told CQ-Roll Call they plan on making a decision in the next few days or weeks.
Sen Mary Landrieu, D-La., poses for a selfie with LSU football fans as she campaigns at tailgate parties on the Louisiana State University campus before the LSU-Mississippi State game on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Buy photo here.