Actor Hill Harper Reportedly Considering Run for Michigan Senate Seat

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According to a new report from the publication Gongwer Michigan, Hill Harper, an high-profile film and television actor best known for his work on “CSI: NY” as coroner turned investigator Sheldon Hawkes, and has resided in Detroit for approximately five years, is now reportedly making calls and inquiries about a prospective run for U.S. Senate, according to various sources.

According to a 2020 feature in The Detroit News, he is an Iowa native who moved to Detroit’s Boston-Edison area in approximately 2015.

Harper reportedly decided to relocate after becoming enchanted with the city while on tour for a book in addition to shooting two different films there.

He holds a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, as well as a Magna Cum Laude from Brown University and a Cum Laude from Harvard Law School.

In addition to his high-profile role on “CSI:NY,” Harper also acted in prominent roles on “The Good Doctor” and “Limitless” in additional to a variety of other film and television roles.

In addition to his acting Harper has also written a number of book, such as Letters to a Young Brother: MANifest Your Destiny.

Harper has also enjoyed a reportedly close relationship with former Democrat President Barack Obama.

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, who had previously appeared to take her name out of the running during an NBC interview earlier this month, is also considering a run, according to a source familiar with her future intentions.

According to anonymous Democratic sources Mr. Harper has been making calls and seriously considering a run for the seat currently held by U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing).

Ms. Stabenow said earlier this month that she would not run for reelection, opening the doors to a host of potential challengers and replacements who would like to be her successor.

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