** ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, DEC. 24 ** Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land is shown during an interview Dec. 10, 2007, in Lansing, Mich. Land didn't get a lot of changes she'd hoped for this year in voting requirements, campaign finance disclosure and the creation of a new, dual-purpose driver's license. But she's optimistic lawmakers will have more time to spend on her suggestions in 2008. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
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.