Sen. Carl Levin not seeking re-election

Michigan Democratic Senator Carl Levin announced today he will not be seeking re-election in 2014.

Levin is the longest serving senator from Michigan, and has been in the United States Senate since 1978.  He said that it was an “extremely difficult” decision to not seek re-election.

Levin said he loves representing the state and fighting for things that are important to the people of Michigan.  His decision to not run for re-election will mean there will be an open Senate seat in the state for the first time in almost 20 years.