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

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Debbie Dingell, wife of U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D-MI), 87, the longest serving member of Congress in U.S. history | Bill Pugliano via 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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