DEARBORN, Mich. -

Debbie Dingell has formally launched her campaign for the U.S. House seat held by her husband at three stops in his southeast Michigan district.

The 60-year-old  is seeking the Democratic nomination in the 12th Congressional District, which was formerly held by her husband.

“I am beginning one giant job interview with the people of the 12th Congressional District,” Dingell said, speaking to a group at a Panera Bread in Dearborn.

The stop was one of three Dingell had planned for Friday.

“I believe in getting things done,” Dingell said. “Let’s work together to keep Michigan moving forward.”

Dingell’s husband, 87-year-old John Dingell, will retire after the longest congressional career in history.

John Dingell was elected to his late father's seat in 1955 and has held it ever since.

Republican Terry Bowman is expected to formally announce he’s running as well. He works at a Ford auto plant, founded the group Union Conservatives and has been a vocal supporter of Michigan's right-to-work law.