Skip to comments.Michigan: Levin Announces He Will Retire in ’14
Posted on 03/07/2013 3:13:31 PM PST by SMGFan
Michigan Democratic Sen. Carl Levin announced Thursday he will retire at the end of 2014.
The chairman of the Armed Services Committee, first elected in 1978, is the longest-serving senator in Michigan history and will turn 80 before Election Day next year.
In a statement, Levin said the decision not to seek another term was extremely difficult.
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Cat scratch fever
Uncle Ted won’t run.
Retiring from the Senate at 80? What’s WRONG with him? /s
Michigan is a prime state to pick up a seat. Rep. Gov., and state Congress.
Time to get a Conservative up front. Anyone know of a Ted Cruz clone we can line up for the job before the Rove Rinos step in?
Hopefully, we can nominate someone who will run a better campaign than Pete Hoekstra did last year.
A Ted Cruz clone in Michigan?
Don’t believe such an animal exists.
“There has been speculation about a bid by Justin Amash, the libertarian Republican representing the states third congressional district. Senate Conservatives Fund executive director Matt Hoskins said Amash has an impressive record and wed love to see him run, although he also stressed that the Fund had made no decision on who to endorse, but wanted to see strong conservatives in the race.”
Senator Levin must have missed the memo.
Having said that..........fine with me.
Take Sander with you!
Time for a Guinness
Thanks SMGFan. Huge news.
Best news today!!!!
GOOD! This old KGB dupe should have been jailed 30+ years ago for his despicable performance in giving the key to the city of Detroit to a KGB “World Peace Council” delegation who came there in 1975.
Also greeting these reds were City Council members and future Council heads, comrade Maryann Mahaffey and Erma Henderson.
They, along with lifelong Communist Party member/Mayor Coleman Young, were the key people responsible for bringing Detroit down to cesspool level. All were reds.
Sen. Levin’s brother, Sander, is just a fool but he’s in Congress which makes him a dangerous fool.
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Kate Upton if she were old enough. ;)
I think our strongest candidate would be Congresswoman (and former Secretary of State) Candice Miller.
If none of the first-tier candidates run, maybe it’s time to give Rev. Keith Butler a chance—he got a raw deal in 2006.
And if Paultard Justin Amash runs, I’ll support whoever runs against him.
Three names for you...
* Dr. Robert Steele ( who ran against Dingell )
* I am really impressed with State Senator Patrick Colbeck.....
* And A real out of the box-er? Dr. David Janda, he is Rand Paul on Steriods !!!!
Any thoughts on this Jen?
Harkin, Rockefeller, Kerry, and Crooked Carl. How about the Lautencorpse? He’s currently “the dean of the RATs” in the Senate agewise! Actually, if he runs, he’s not likely to make it through another 6 years, so we would get a “Christie appointment,” whatever that’s worth!
Exactly! It's not like they do any work, like pass budgets...
Yes NJ Lautenberg is retiring
His sphincter must have worn out.
Omg, for a minute I thought they were talking about Mark Levin.
Heart attack averted.
Sweet. How we didn’t get rid of Junior Senator Debbie Spenditnow (D-MI) last November still amazes me. She’s incompetent, dumb, unattractive and far left.
Looking up the numbers, I see StableCow ran way ahead of Baraq - nearly 5 percentage points.
Hoekstra must have been a very weak candidate.
Just like Murdoch here in Indiana ran way behind Romney and lost to a Dem.
Let’s hope that Dingell is next. Another one that’s been hanging around too long.
Levin is the kind of Jewish Democrat who would rather cheerlead for Hagel's confirmation as Secretary of Defense - and kiss Obama's rear in so doing - than do what he can to protect Israel's future.
Now if we can get Democrat Kay Hagan to quit in NC!!! That would be great!
One less Communist in the Senate!
He ran an almost non existent campaign. He put up more of a fight against his GOP challenger Clark Durant.
Reminds me of the Romney campaign!
Hoekstra would have been OK. Not spectacular but good on defense and guns.
‘nuff said with that pic!
Cheers to wishing Levin Good Riddance!
Oh man that was bad. What a disappointment.
I'll have to see who's running before I make my choice. I hope it's not Candice Miller. She'll just do what she's told by McConnell.
Justin Amish for Senate!
As you pointed out she has all those traits with are plus's to her low information voter base.
Murdoch. He was a good conservative but a lousy candidate. The “best conservative who can win” is better than the best conservative who is a weak, lousy, dumb candidate. Conservatism is smart, not stupid.
They are called State Legislatures not State Congresses.
And the Governor isn’t popular so he won’t be on any help.
I don’t know why a top tier candidate wouldn’t be interested in the first open seat in 20 years. In the 2nd midterm of a rat President with under 50% approval.
Amash running is fine with me as long as he loses the primary and is replaced in the House with a conservative Republican.
I think three people have a legitimate shot. Mike Rogers, Terri Lynn Land, and Candice Miller. Miller would be a real nose-holding vote for me, but she has won statewide in the past. Mike Rogers was briefly my congressman for two years when I was in the old 8th District. He flipped a seat from D-R despite Gore winning it. He’s a very good campaigner, as is Terri Land.
When the time comes, I’d gladly micturate on his grave but I won’t paeon him!
“Amash running is fine with me as long as he loses the primary and is replaced in the House with a conservative Republican.”
We had several of these last go round. If we don’t do a better job of recruiting we’ll end up with another Akin and a loss.
Retire already you UAW, communist, son of a B*tch!!! How much damage has this SOB done to the country?
Let’s hope that he retires before they have to remove his stinking, rotting, corpse from the Sentate chamber.