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The story cites "several" libertarian activists close to the congressman.

Amash is a favorite of Ron Paul backers, many of whom see him as the heir to Paul's throne in the House. He has been a thorn in the side of House GOP leadership and recently was removed from his committee slots by House Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerSudan sanctions spur intense lobbying OPINION | GOP's 7-year ObamaCare blood oath ends in failure A simple fix to encourage bipartisanship in the House MORE (R-Ohio). Shortly after that, he voted against BoehnerJohn BoehnerSudan sanctions spur intense lobbying OPINION | GOP's 7-year ObamaCare blood oath ends in failure A simple fix to encourage bipartisanship in the House MORE for Speaker.

If Levin retires, the seat could be competitive for the GOP — but an Amash candidacy might complicate things because his hardline economic views would be a tough sell statewide in Democratic-leaning Michigan.