Mitt Romney's niece eyeing Senate run in Michigan

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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 Levin's (D-Mich.) seat in the blue-leaning state.