Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow Won’t Seek Reelection

Lansing’s ABC affiliate reports:

Longtime U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, D-MI, announced Thursday she will not be seeking reelection next year.

The senior U.S. senator for Michigan said Thursday: “Inspired by a new generation of leaders, I have decided to pass the torch in the U.S. Senate. I am announcing today that I will not seek re-election and will leave the U.S. Senate at the end of my term on January 3, 2025.”

The news likely comes as a shock to many Democrats in the state because Stabenow had not previously indicated that she would not seek reelection. Democrats will face a test to find a candidate with the broad support of Stabenow, first elected to the Senate in 2001. She has easily won reelection since then.

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