Levin’s official statement:
Carl announced today that he will not seek re-election in 2014. Read his statement: http://t.co/oO2RT52P7K
— Senator Carl Levin (@SenCarlLevin) March 7, 2013
Sen. Carl Levin, R-Mich,is retiring, per AP. His seat is open next year. Republicans hold every statewide constitutional office.
— Joel Gehrke (@Joelmentum) March 7, 2013
(Editor’s note: Levin is a Democrat)
Does the GOP have a shot at a Senate seat pickup?
Politically, Carl Levin's retirement is almost as devastating for Senate Dems as Rockefeller's in WV. Puts a safe seat firmly in play. #mi
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) March 7, 2013
— Saul Anuzis (@sanuzis) March 7, 2013
There’s already some speculation about potential seat contenders from both parties:
Justin Amash is someone I could see being tempted to run for #MISEN.
— Jim Antle (@jimantle) March 7, 2013
— Brendan Steinhauser (@bstein80) March 7, 2013
— Ben Af Rothenberg (@RisingRedStorm) March 7, 2013
— David Eggert (@DavidEggert00) March 7, 2013
We’ll see …
Here’s what former GOP Rep. Thaddeus McCotter had to say regarding speculation about him running for Senate:
Like an boa hoping for a mouse? 😉 RT @BobCusack: Political reporters hoping McCotter launches Senate bid.
— Thaddeus McCotter (@ThadMcCotter) March 7, 2013