WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senator Carl Levin, who chairs a powerful investigative subcommittee that has probed everything from the financial crisis and money-laundering to tax shelters, announced on Thursday he will not seek re-election in 2014.
"This decision was extremely difficult," said the Michigan Democrat. He added that he has decided he can best serve the state and nation by "doing my job without the distraction of campaigning for re-election."
(Reporting By Sarah N. Lynch)
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