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

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.