John Dingell announced his retirement and will not be running for re-election this fall. John accomplished a lot in his long career and is said to go down in American political history. Steve has know John for quite some time now and although they do not agree on all political issues, he does consider him a good friend and really admires the work he has accomplished.
Steve stated, “Although I disagree with John on many issues, he is one of the finest men I know. Since 1955 he has served the people of his district and the people of Michigan with great distinction, great dedication, and great ability. Having done Flashpoint on WDIV-TV with his wife since 2001, I have got to know John well, I consider him a very good friend. No one in American history has been a part of Congress and a part of the history of this nation longer than John. He is a giant in the history of this country. His leaving is a great loss to all! I suspect now is Debbie Dingell‘s chance to serve!”
Steve also commented in The Detroit News, “With the exception of John Quincy Adams,” said Steve Mitchell, an East Lansing-based Republican strategist and consultant, “there’s no one with a longer participation in the affairs of the United States than John Dingell.”
Check out this full article from The Detroit News here: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140224/POLITICS02/302240052#ixzz2uLuz2HSB