U.S. Senate Michigan

3:42 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Republicans court new Michigan US Senate candidate

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Small is reportedly very close to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder who has come under fire from some "Tea Party" activists recently.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee met this week with Oakland County District Court Judge Kim Small about the open Senate seat in Michigan, according to two people with knowledge of the meeting. Former Michigan secretary of state Terri Lynn Land is currently the GOP frontrunner, but Small presents a potentially interesting alternative whom the national GOP is taking seriously.
6:38 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

U.S. Senator Carl Levin won't seek re-election next year

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Democrat was first elected to the Senate in 1978. Levin's departure comes as Democrats try to find a candidate to challenge Rick Snyder for governor in 2014.
U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, who has been a force for progressivism in the Senate since 1979 and made his mark in recent years as chairman of the powerful Armed Services Committee, will not run for re-election next year, likely setting off a political avalanche of interest in the seat.