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Debbie Dingell Will Run For House Seat Being Vacated By Husband John Dingell

SOUTHGATE, MI - FEBRUARY 24: Debbie Dingell, wife of U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D-MI), 87, the longest serving member of Congres
SOUTHGATE, MI - FEBRUARY 24: Debbie Dingell, wife of U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D-MI), 87, the longest serving member of Congress in U.S. history, attends a luncheon where Dingell announced his retirement February 24, 2014 in Southgate, Michigan. Dingell began serving in Congress in 1955, taking over the seat his father vacated. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Debbie Dingell, chairwoman of the Wayne State University Board of Governors and wife of Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), will run for her husband's seat in the House of Representatives, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

John Dingell announced Monday that he is retiring after 59 years, as the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history.

Senior Capitol Hill operatives told the paper that she would make her announcement by the end of this week.

President Barack Obama won the district, based in Ann Arbor, Mich., by a healthy margin in 2012. With her name recognition and status in Michigan politics, Debbie Dingell would go into the race as the favorite -- though she may face a primary challenger from a state legislator, like Michigan state Sen. Rebekah Warren (D).

Dingell is a Democratic National Committee representative and a former senior executive at the General Motors Foundation.

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