U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today issued the following statement on U.S. Senator Carl Levin's announcement that he will not seek reelection in 2014:
"Words cannot describe the value of Carl Levin's service to our state and to our country. Carl is respected by our colleagues in both parties because he has always been more concerned with getting the right answer and doing the right thing, rather than earning accolades for himself or engaging in partisan fights. His honor and his integrity are absolutely unmatched. The more people we have like Carl Levin serving in public office, the better off our country will be.
"During my time in the Senate, Carl has not only been an incredible colleague, he has been a wonderful friend. He will be sorely missed.
"But before he can be missed, we still have two more years to work together for Michigan. I look forward to continuing to fight side-by-side with him on behalf of the people of Michigan, just as he has always done throughout his remarkable career."