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