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Carl Levin, Michigan's longest-serving senator, dies at 87

Former Sen. Carl Levin (D-Michigan) has died. Former Sen. Carl Levin (D-Michigan) has died. |  Photo: U.S. Senate, file

MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, COREY WILLIAMS and DAVID EGGERT Associated Press
Created: July 30, 2021 11:48 AM

DETROIT (AP) — Former Sen. Carl Levin, a powerful voice for the military during his career as Michigan's longest-serving U.S. senator, has died. The Democrat was 87.

Levin's family says Levin died Thursday.

A Washington insider, Levin took a civil but straightforward approach to governance, and he worked effectively with Republicans and fellow Democrats. He was a longtime member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and co-chaired the Senate Auto Caucus, which promoted policies benefiting the domestic car industry.

Levin ousted Republican Robert Griffin in the 1978 U.S. Senate election. He won reelection five times, but chose not to seek a seventh term in 2014.

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