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Michigan: Levin Announces He Will Retire in 14
Roll Call ^

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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: blackkk; carllenin; carllevin; governorlevin; lenin; mi2014; michigan; phoningitin
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1 posted on 03/07/2013 3:13:32 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Cat scratch fever


2 posted on 03/07/2013 3:17:35 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: SMGFan

GOOD!


3 posted on 03/07/2013 3:19:09 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Uncle Ted won’t run.


4 posted on 03/07/2013 3:19:25 PM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: SMGFan

Retiring from the Senate at 80? What’s WRONG with him? /s


5 posted on 03/07/2013 3:20:09 PM PST by newzjunkey (bah)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

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?


6 posted on 03/07/2013 3:22:13 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: SMGFan

Hopefully, we can nominate someone who will run a better campaign than Pete Hoekstra did last year.


7 posted on 03/07/2013 3:26:09 PM PST by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: VRWCarea51

A Ted Cruz clone in Michigan?

Don’t believe such an animal exists.


8 posted on 03/07/2013 3:34:13 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: SMGFan


9 posted on 03/07/2013 3:35:01 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: onyx; SMGFan

“There has been speculation about a bid by Justin Amash, the libertarian Republican representing the state’s third congressional district. Senate Conservatives Fund executive director Matt Hoskins said Amash “has an impressive record and we’d 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.”

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/342476/michigan-dem-senator-announces-retirement-katrina-trinko


10 posted on 03/07/2013 3:35:42 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: SMGFan
If you're ever elected to the Senate, you are supposed to die in the Senate.

Senator Levin must have missed the memo.

Having said that..........fine with me.

11 posted on 03/07/2013 3:39:29 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: SMGFan

Halleluyah!


12 posted on 03/07/2013 3:41:49 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: SMGFan

Here here!

Take Sander with you!

Time for a Guinness


13 posted on 03/07/2013 3:45:48 PM PST by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: cripplecreek; Perdogg; MichCapCon; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ...

Thanks SMGFan. Huge news.


14 posted on 03/07/2013 3:53:59 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SMGFan
Guess he wants to spend more time with family...

Rolling eyes.

15 posted on 03/07/2013 4:00:22 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: SMGFan

Best news today!!!!


16 posted on 03/07/2013 4:00:37 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: SMGFan

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.

For more information on Carl Levin, go to www.keywiki.org and www.DiscoverTheNetwork.com for details.


17 posted on 03/07/2013 4:03:22 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: ConservativeTeen

Kate Upton if she were old enough. ;)


18 posted on 03/07/2013 4:03:47 PM PST by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz is my adoptive Senator, Rand Paul for President in 2016)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Impy; Perdogg; BillyBoy; randita; GOPsterinMA; Clintonfatigued; ...

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.


19 posted on 03/07/2013 4:13:04 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Rob Steele is a name worth thinking about.

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Weekly/biweekly Michigan legislative action thread
20 posted on 03/07/2013 4:14:53 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: hattend; All
A Ted Cruz clone in Michigan

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 !!!!

http://www.davejanda.com/

21 posted on 03/07/2013 4:20:41 PM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: jenk

Any thoughts on this Jen?


22 posted on 03/07/2013 4:21:55 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SMGFan

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!


23 posted on 03/07/2013 4:23:19 PM PST by vette6387
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To: newzjunkey
Retiring from the Senate at 80? What’s WRONG with him? /s

Exactly! It's not like they do any work, like pass budgets...

24 posted on 03/07/2013 4:37:33 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: vette6387

Yes NJ Lautenberg is retiring


25 posted on 03/07/2013 4:58:26 PM PST by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: SMGFan

His sphincter must have worn out.


26 posted on 03/07/2013 5:07:32 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

Omg, for a minute I thought they were talking about Mark Levin.

Heart attack averted.


27 posted on 03/07/2013 5:09:41 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: AuH2ORepublican
Looks like Amash has some rich Texas backers...

Libertarian Super PAC Encourages Amash Senate Run, Pledges ‘Six to Seven Figures’

28 posted on 03/07/2013 5:13:07 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: SMGFan

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.


29 posted on 03/07/2013 5:18:52 PM PST by cookcounty
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To: cookcounty

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.


30 posted on 03/07/2013 5:22:40 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: SMGFan

Let’s hope that Dingell is next. Another one that’s been hanging around too long.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Dingell


31 posted on 03/07/2013 5:38:04 PM PST by fivecatsandadog (Let's not be so open-minded that our brains fall out.)
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To: cripplecreek; jenk; Eleutheria5; MeanWestTexan; Atom Smasher; SunkenCiv; Impy; InterceptPoint; ...
Best wishes for a happy retirement, Carl. How about "early" retirement, and don't let the door hit you on your way out?

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.

32 posted on 03/07/2013 5:55:52 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: SMGFan

Now if we can get Democrat Kay Hagan to quit in NC!!! That would be great!


33 posted on 03/07/2013 6:03:22 PM PST by Buddygirl (Trust but verify. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: SMGFan

One less Communist in the Senate!


34 posted on 03/07/2013 6:11:02 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: nascarnation
Hoekstra must have been a very weak candidate.

He ran an almost non existent campaign. He put up more of a fight against his GOP challenger Clark Durant.
35 posted on 03/07/2013 6:16:37 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
Hoekstra must have been a very weak candidate.

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!

36 posted on 03/07/2013 6:22:17 PM PST by mcmuffin (Freedom's On The March - Wave Goodbye!)
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To: mcmuffin

Hoekstra would have been OK. Not spectacular but good on defense and guns.


37 posted on 03/07/2013 6:24:34 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Chode

‘nuff said with that pic!


38 posted on 03/07/2013 8:04:24 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: SMGFan
(Grabbing a shot of Jagrmeister)

Cheers to wishing Levin Good Riddance!

39 posted on 03/07/2013 8:52:20 PM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: ConservativeTeen
Hopefully, we can nominate someone who will run a better campaign than Pete Hoekstra did last year.

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.

40 posted on 03/07/2013 8:58:56 PM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: SMGFan

Justin Amish for Senate!


41 posted on 03/07/2013 10:09:40 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: cookcounty
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.

As you pointed out she has all those traits with are plus's to her low information voter base.

42 posted on 03/07/2013 10:26:43 PM PST by ASA Vet (Are all journalists ignorant or are they trained to be so?)
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To: nascarnation

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.


43 posted on 03/07/2013 10:36:08 PM PST by Combat_Liberalism
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To: VRWCarea51

They are called State Legislatures not State Congresses.

And the Governor isn’t popular so he won’t be on any help.


44 posted on 03/07/2013 10:45:04 PM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; smoothsailing; fieldmarshaldj; justiceseeker93; randita; BillyBoy; Perdogg

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.


45 posted on 03/07/2013 10:46:37 PM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Impy

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.


46 posted on 03/07/2013 11:19:44 PM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: justiceseeker93

When the time comes, I’d gladly micturate on his grave but I won’t paeon him!


47 posted on 03/08/2013 12:31:08 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Impy

“Amash running is fine with me as long as he loses the primary and is replaced in the House with a conservative Republican.”


Amen.


48 posted on 03/08/2013 3:42:31 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: VRWCarea51

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.


49 posted on 03/08/2013 4:32:47 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SMGFan

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.


50 posted on 03/08/2013 4:38:31 AM PST by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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