Michigan’s Sen. Carl Levin Retiring

U.S. Senator Carl Levin
U.S. Senator Carl Levin (Photo credit: Jeffrey Simms Photography)

This is surprising.

Michigan Sen. Carl Levin will not seek reelection
Posted by Rachel Weiner and Aaron Blake on March 7, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) will not seek reelection in 2014, he announced Thursday afternoon, saying he wanted to focus on the nation’s challenges rather than politics.

In a statement, Levin explains that he and his wife “decided that I can best serve my state and nation by concentrating in the next two years on the challenging issues before us that I am in a position to help address; in other words, by doing my job without the distraction of campaigning for re-election.”

The 78-year-old senator has held his seat since 1979; he is chairman of the powerful Armed Services Committee. He has not faced a close election in decades.

Read more at The Washington Post. Source, Google News.

Will this open the door for a republican to be elected in Michigan?

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