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GOP Congresswoman Endorses in Michigan Senate Race | #MISEN

Miller has endorsed a candidate for Senate in her home state of Michigan. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Rep. Candice S. Miller, R-Mich., endorsed former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land's bid for Senate on Tuesday, calling the GOP hopeful "the type of woman we need to put forward more often in the Republican Party."

Land is the lone Republican running for retiring Democratic Sen. Carl Levin's seat in Michigan. GOP Rep. Dave Camp considered a bid but decided against running last week. Republican Rep. Justin Amash continues to mull a campaign for Senate.

"Terri Lynn Land is a dedicated and accomplished public servant who has delivered for the people of Michigan," Miller, the only woman to lead a House committee, said in a release. "I strongly endorse her candidacy and urge Republicans across the state to unite behind her."

If Land wins the primary, she will likely face Rep. Gary Peters, the only Democrat thus far to announce a bid.

The Michigan Senate race is rated a Safe Democratic contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.