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Scott Romney, her father and Mitt's older brother, had been mulling a bid. But ruled it out Tuesday night, telling the newspaper that "it just wasn't right for me at this time" and encouraging her to run instead.

Romney McDaniel was active in her uncle's presidential campaign last year. Her mother, Ronna Romney, had two unsuccessful runs for the Senate in the 1990s.

Democrats are favored to hold onto retiring Sen. Carl LevinCarl Milton LevinHow House Republicans scrambled the Russia probe Congress dangerously wields its oversight power in Russia probe The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by CVS Health — Trump’s love-hate relationship with the Senate MORE's (D-Mich.) seat in the blue-leaning state.