Granholm: I’m “an unusual candidate”

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm says she would be "an unusual candidate" for the U.S. Supreme Court but is honored to be considered.

Granholm told reporters Wednesday after speaking at a Detroit conference that she’s unusual for the high court because she has no judicial experience. She is among about 10 people President Barack Obama is considering to replace longtime Justice John Paul Stevens, who is retiring this summer.

Granholm said it’s the president’s process and decision, but, "it’s certainly an honor to be on the list."

Granholm, who is term-limited and leaves office in December, also was considered last year during the vetting process to replace Justice David Souter. Obama ended up choosing federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor.

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