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Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.)

  • District: Senior Senator from Michigan
  • Residence: Detroit
  • Born: June 28, 1934; Detroit, Mich.
  • Religion: Jewish
  • Family: Wife, Barbara H. Levin; three children
  • Education: Swarthmore College, B.A. 1956 (political science); Harvard U., LL.B. 1959
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Michigan Civil Rights Commission general counsel, 1964-67; Detroit chief appellate defender, 1968-69; Detroit City Council, 1970-77 (president, 1974-77); U.S. Senate, 1979-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1978 (6th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Armed Services - Chairman; Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs (Emergency Management & District of Columbia; Financial & Contracting Oversight; Permanent Investigations - Chairman); Small Business & Entrepreneurship
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Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2008 general Carl Levin (D) 3,038,386 62.7%
Jack Hoogendyk (R) 1,641,070 33.8%
Scotty Boman (LIBERT) 76,347 1.6%
Harley Mikkelson (GREEN) 43,440 0.9%
Michael Nikitin (USTAX) 30,827 0.6%
Doug Dern (NL) 18,550 0.4%
2002 general Carl Levin (D) 1,896,614 60.6%
Rocky Raczkowski (R) 1,185,545 37.9%
Eric Borregard (GREEN) 23,931 0.8%
John Mangopoulos (REF) 12,831 0.4%
Doug Dern (NL) 10,366 0.3%
1996 general Carl Levin (D) 2,195,738 58.4%
Ronna Romney (R) 1,500,106 39.9%
Kenneth L. Proctor (LIBERT) 36,911 1%
William Roundtree (WW) 12,235 0.3%
Joseph S. Mattingly (NL) 11,306 0.3%
Martin P. McLaughlin (SE) 5,975 0.2%
1990 general Carl Levin (D) 1,471,753 57%
Bill Schuette (R) 1,055,695 41%
1984 general Carl Levin (D) 1,915,831 52%
Jack Lousma (R) 1,745,302 47%
1978 general Carl Levin (D) 1,484,193 52%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 57.43% John McCain: 40.96%
2012 : 54.21% : 44.71%
2004 John Kerry: 51% George W. Bush: 48%
2000 Al Gore: 51% George W. Bush: 46%
1996 Bill Clinton: 52% Robert Dole: 38%
1992 Bill Clinton: 44% George H. W. Bush: 36%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 46% George H. W. Bush: 54%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 40% :

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