From The Hill
Jane Abraham, the wife of former Sen. Spencer Abraham (R-Mich.), is all but certain to announce her candidacy for her husband’s old seat by the end of the month, conservative activists say.
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), who narrowly beat Spencer Abraham in 2000, is up for reelection next year.
A Michigan Republican said yesterday that Abraham, the head of an anti-abortion group called the Susan B. Anthony List, met last week with leading fundraisers around the state. The Republican estimated that it would cost the GOP nominee $20 million to take back the seat in the Democratic-leaning state.
Once she jumps in, Abraham is likely to emerge as the GOP front-runner. The Rev. Keith Butler of Detroit is the only Republican officially running for the Senate nomination but has failed to get leading Republicans in Michigan and Washington to rally around him.