Republican Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard says he'll make a run for the US Senate seat currently held by Democrat Debbie Stabenow.
The former state senator made his announcement Monday morning on WJRAM radio in Detroit.
Bouchard says he plans to remain sheriff during the campaign.
Others Republicans considering a run for the Senate are Jane Abraham, Detroit real estate developer Peter Cummings, Oakland County Prosecutor David Gorcyca and the Reverend Keith Butler of Southfield.
Industrial engineer Bart Baron of Troy already is running.