I have heard the chatter for a while, and discounted it. I figured Amash would do a few stints in the House, win for governorship when Snyder's second term ended, and THEN look at moving into the US Senate or the White House. However, I am notoriously wrong when I try to predict the actions of politicians. (Usually I envision them doing what I want them to do, which apparently is not a sound plan.)
Off The Record is a Michigan political show. The host and most of the panel leans hard left, and two years ago they giggled quite a bit when mentioning Amash. Today, they were not laughing when they said his name in discussions of the Senate seat that Carl Levin will be vacating in 2014.
I'm hoping to embed two clips below, which doesn't always work out well. If they're not visible, I'm either working on it or I've thrown my laptop across the room in a moment of juvenile unproductive frustration. Could go either way. But in any event, there should be a link you can use to watch them on WKAR's site.
Best to put them on and listen while you cook dinner, shave or do something else that leaves your ears and mind free. It's pretty dry if you're not from Michigan (heck - it's pretty dry even if you ARE from Michigan!), but in the first discussion, the panel brings up Amash's name as a possible contender.
In the second clip, a longtime Republican pollster discusses the GOP field for the seat, and Amash's name comes up again.
Living on the other side of the state, I haven't been able to do much except send Amash money in his past two elections, but if he runs for the Senate seat, I am looking forward to once again putting my boots on the ground.