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Benishek v. Lon Johnson? It could happen in 2016

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The race for northern Michigan's congressional seat is starting to take shape. In March, Rep. Dan Benishek said he would run for a fourth term, despite his pledge of support for term limits in 2010.

Now, Lon Johnson – the chair of the Michigan Democratic Party – says he might run, too.

"A number of people have asked me to consider running for Congress," Lon Johnson told Rick Pluta, Capitol bureau chief for the Michigan Public Radio Network last week.

"I'm considering it."

Rick Pluta says Lon Johnson is still in the 'exploration' phase of his potential candidacy.