LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - More praise from both sides of the aisle for Michigan's outgoing U.S. Senator Carl Levin.
Levin has served as one of Michigan's U.S. senators for 33 years. He said he and his wife thought long and hard about the decision and it ultimately came down to what he hopes to accomplish in the time he now has left in office.
Fellow Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow said "words cannot describe the value of Carl Levin's service to our state and to our country.
"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."
Michigan's Republican Governor Rick Snyder said, "For more than 30 years, Carl Levin has been a thoughtful, compassionate voice in Washington. He effectively brought the needs and concerns of Michiganders to the halls of the capitol. His service on behalf of Michigan and America is commendable.
"On behalf of our entire state, I applaud Sen. Levin for his dedication and wish him a healthy, fulfilling retirement."