WASHINGTON - MAY 4: Democrats from the U.S. House of Representatives, including (L-R) Rep. John Barrow (D-GA), Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), visit after news briefing to unveil legislative proposals on health care at the Capitol May 4, 2005 in Washington, DC. The proposals are that are part of the Democrats New Partnership for America's Future and marks the third in a series of legislative initiatives that promote Democratic priorities. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Gary Peters, MI-09
If Michigan Republicans merge Peters and longtime Democratic Rep. Sander Levin into one Oakland County-based seat as expected, Peters could technically be the "majority stakeholder," occupying more territory in the new seat. Yet the sophomore Democrat would be a distinct underdog against Levin, who built his political career in Oakland County and is now one of the most powerful Democrats in the House. A twist: The son of the Republican whom Peters beat in 2008 could also be a candidate.