Who will succeed Candice Miller in 2016?
It's been nearly a month since Congresswoman Candice Miller (R-Harrison Township) announced that she will not seek re-election in 2016.
Miller still has more than a year left in Congress, but Inside Michigan Politics commissioned an early poll to see how potential candidates would fare in the race to succeed the veteran Macomb County lawmaker in the 10th Congressional District.
According to the poll, state Sen. Jack Brandenburg leads the hypothetical race for the Republican nomination with support from 27 percent of poll respondents. Brandenberg is trailed by fellow state Sen. Phil Pavlov and state Rep. Andrea LaFontaine, who both polled at 15 percent support with 43 percent of respondents undecided.
At this early point in the 2016 race, only Sen. Pavlov has committed to running for Miller's seat.
Miller, the former Michigan Secretary of State, has served in Congress since 2003. She has served on the Homeland Security and Transportation committees as well as chairing the House Committee on Administration.
She was re-elected in 2014 with 68.7% of the vote.