Sen. Carl Levin reminisced on Tuesday about his first national political convention– the legendary 1968 Democratic gathering in Chicago– and admitted he and his older brother Sander got in a little hot water.
At the Michigan delegate breakfast here outside Charlotte, Levin recounted that he and his brother had just one ticket to the event so they had to share it. They had to pass the ticket back and forth “so we could get on and off the floor and we were caught doing it – and we were questioned, let me put it that way,” Levin said.
Both have come a long way since then.
Sen. Levin, the Detroit Democrat is chairman of the Armed Service Committee. Sander Levin, D-Royal Oak, is the ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee.
This year not to worry: both Levins have their own tickets to the convention — although they probably wouldn’t need one to get in.