Debbie Dingell To Announce Running For Husband's Seat In House

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014

A day after Congressman John Dingell announced his retirement, his wife, Debbie, is reportedly expected to announce that she'll run for the empty seat.

The Free Press is reporting:

A source close to Debbie Dingell said Tuesday that she would announce somewhere in the district on Friday, which covers Western Wayne and Washtenaw counties.

Speculation started as soon as the news broke Monday that John Dingell would retire at the end of his term in December after 29 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is the longest serving member of Congress.

The husband did nothing to tamp down that speculation about his wife, saying that if she ran, he would vote for her and she would make a “hell of a congressman.”

The Washington Post also reporting the expected announcement.

John Dingell, 87, spent nearly 60 years serving in the House. He will not seek reelection and will finish out his current term -- his 29th.

Here's our coverage so far of John Dingell's retirement:
It's Not Important How Long Someone Serves But How Well, Says Dingell
How Long Did They Serve? Top 10 Longest Serving Congressman
Bart Stupak On The Legacy Of Congressman John Dingell
Legacy of Longest-Serving Congressman John Dingell