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Levin will not run

March 26, 2013 - Blaine Hyska
U.S. Sen. Carl Levin will not run for re-election in 2014.

That’s too bad. No, seriously, I believe he is a good U.S. Senator, and good for Michigan. I’m not saying I accept everything he supports. In fact, I disagree with more of his positions than agree.

But the great thing about Levin is he is totally genuine. You know what you’re getting. He is committed to what he believes.

We don’t get a lot of political big wigs here in Iron Mountain, but I had the opportunity to interview Mr. Levin when he stopped in The Daily News some years back.

Obviously, he didn’t know me from Adam, but we discussed the topics of the day for about a half an hour. As he detailed his opinions on this and that, it seemed as if we had known each other for years. He did not say what you wanted to hear; he calmly and confidently explained the ins and outs of his positions.

Levin is an example of the higher the position, the more pleasant the person.

Levin, a Detroit native, was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1978; and re-elected in 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002 and 2008.

Michigan will be lucky if we can find a successor as trustworthy.



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