Dem Sen. Debbie Stabenow Announces She Will Not Seek Reelection

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Democratic Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow announced Thursday morning that she will retire from the U.S. Senate.

Stabenow released a statement saying she will not be seeking reelection and will be retiring at the end of her term 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,” Stabenow said. (RELATED: Senate Dem, Automakers Working To Kill ‘Buy American’ Provision In Climate Bill, Keep Sourcing In China)

Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) (L) gavels to order a hearing about the collapse of the cryptocurrency exchange company FTX with ranking member Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on December 01, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

“As part of my own new generation, I was elected to the Ingham County Commission in 1974 at the age of 24. As the youngest and first woman to chair the Board, this began years of breaking barriers, blazing trails, and being the ‘first’ woman to reach historic milestones as an elected official, including the honor of being the first woman from Michigan elected to the U.S. Senate,” Stabenow added. (RELATED: Democrat Senator Couldn’t Care Less About Gas Prices Because She Drives Electric)

Stabenow has served in the Senate since 2001.

(This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.)