The Washington Post

Republican Kim Small won’t run for Senate in Michigan

Oakland County District Court Judge Kim Small (R) has decided not to run for Michigan's open Senate seat, according to two people with knowledge of her plans.

"There was an outpour of support for Judge Small among both statewide and national leaders," said GOP consultant Brad Fingeroot, who had been supporting Small's potential bid. "Her decision to pass on running comes as unwelcome news for those encouraging of a Small for Senate candidacy. She looks forward to continuing to serve her community."

According to another person familiar with Small's decision, she will announce Monday that she has decided not to run.

She had been preparing for a potential Senate bid and had met with the National Republican Senatorial Committee, as Post Politics reported in July.

Small's decision comes as a big break to former secretary of state Terri Lynn Land, who remains the GOP front-runner and is unopposed.

The winner of the Republican primary is likely to face Rep. Gary Peters (D) in the general election. Democrats remain favored to retain the seat, which is being vacated by retiring Sen. Carl Levin (D).

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.



Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Most Read



Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Your Three. Videos curated for you.
Play Videos
Be a man and cry
Deaf banjo player teaches thousands
Sleep advice you won't find in baby books
Play Videos
Drawing as an act of defiance
A flood of refugees from Syria but only a trickle to America
Chicago's tacos, four ways
Play Videos
What you need to know about filming the police
What you need to know about trans fats
Syrian refugee: 'I’m committed to the power of music'
Play Videos
Riding the X2 with D.C.'s most famous rapper
Full disclosure: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 ghoul
Europe's migrant crisis, explained
Next Story
Josh Hicks · September 15, 2013

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.