This leaves another Senate seat open in 2014. Earlier this year, fellow Democratic Senators Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia and Tom Harkin of Iowa announced their retirement.

Levin’s official statement:

Worth noting:

(Editor’s note: Levin is a Democrat)

Does the GOP have a shot at a Senate seat pickup?

There’s already some speculation about potential seat contenders from both parties:

We’ll see …



Here’s what former GOP Rep. Thaddeus McCotter had to say regarding speculation about him running for Senate: