” Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., the longest-serving U.S. senator in Michigan history, announced Thursday he will not seek a seventh term next year.
Levin, 78, called it an “extremely difficult” decision but said he and his wife Barbara decided he can best serve Michigan and the nation “by doing my job without the distraction of campaigning for re-election.”
Among other issues, Levin, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said he would concentrate on closing corporate tax loopholes that are a “drain on our treasury.” “
He won’t be missed . In typical statist fashion he sees individuals and businesses navigating the Byzantine tax code to keep as much of their EARNINGS as they can as a ” drain on our treasury ” .
The field is open … could there be a Republican Senator from Michigan ?
Feb. 26th 2013
” Saginaw Republican Sen. Roger Kahn is ushering the governor’s budget through the state senate, he is chairing a committee to scrounge up a few bucks to fix the roads, he’s also hammering away at ushering 400,000 uninsured folks into the Medicaid system and in his spare time he works as a heart doc.
Now he’s thinking about running against Carl Levin for the U.S. Senate.”
- Sen. Carl Levin will not seek re-election in 2014 (foxnews.com)
- Levin: ‘I Have Decided Not to Run for Re-Election’ (blogs.wsj.com)
- Michigan Sen. Carl Levin to retire (politico.com)
- Michigan Sen. Carl Levin Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election (wnyc.org)
- Senate Armed Services Leader Levin Won’t Seek Re-Election (bloomberg.com)