NRSC: Levin Retirement Improves Senate GOP’s Chances In 2014

The National Republican Senatorial Commmittee declared late Thrsday that the news of longtime Sen. Carl Levin’s (D-MI) retirement improves the 2014 map for the GOP and offers the party “a real pick up opportunity.”

“Over the last few months, the 2014 map has gone from sorta difficult to really tough for Senate Democrats,” said NRSC spokesman Brad Dayspring. “Carl Levin’s retirement puts a Democratic party already on defense far back on their heels and offers a real pick up opportunity for Republicans.  We have been speaking to people on the ground in Michigan, from local officials to grassroots organizations and residents, in the event that Mr. Levin would decide to retire and now that groundwork will begin to pay off.”

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