Former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land (R) submitted 25,000 signatures to become the first official candidate to replace Sen. Carl Levin, Monday.
Land and a group of volunteers and supporters brought several boxes of signatures into the Secretary of State's elections office shortly after 9:00 a.m.
When asked about the issue of gay marriage, Land said she is for traditional marriage. She also said she is open to looking into raising the minimum wage. U.S. Rep. Gary Peters (D) is expected to be her main challenger for the seat.