Hartland Reacts to Levin's Decision to Not Seek Re-Election
So far, Hartland Patch readers agree with U.S. Sen. Carl Levin's decision not to run for re-election.
U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, who has been in office for more than 30 years, announced he won't be running for re-election in 2014 on Thursday.
On the Hartland Patch Facebook page, many Patch readers said they were happy with the decision, many agreeing that is was the right time for the long-time senator to leave office.
"Good," Patch reader Dennis Weber wrote. "He should have retired long ago."
"Hooray," Patch reader Rick Rembor wrote. "Best news in long time, it's about time."
Levin, 78, released at statement Thursday afternoon stating “I can best serve my state and my nation by concentrating in the next two years on the challenging issues before us … in other words, by doing my job without the "distraction of campaigning for re-election," according to the Detroit Free Press.
Levin first won a senate seat in 1978 and is the longest-serving senator in Michigan history, according to Click on Detroit.
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