Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan reportedly announced her retirement from the United States Senate on Thursday morning.
Stabenow said in a statement that she will not run for reelection and will leave office on Jan. 3, 2025.
“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 Senator said in a tweet.
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.
Read my full statement:https://t.co/qYJE6lyRJ3 pic.twitter.com/Fq659Aevs0
— Sen. Debbie Stabenow (@SenStabenow) January 5, 2023
Stabenow, a former member of the Michigan state Senate and then of the United States House, was elected to the Senate for the first time in 2000.
Stabenow, who presently chairs the Senate Agriculture Committee, has stated that she will spend her last years in office on crafting legislation that will improve the lives of her constituents.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), which seeks to elect Democrats to the Senate, stated that Republicans will not win the seat in 2024.
It remains unclear who Democrats would be chose to attempt to succeed Stabenow after her retirement in 2024. Likewise for Republicans, who will likely see Stabenow’s retirement as an attempt to pick up a Senate seat in a state that voted for Donald Trump in 2016.
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