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Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:18 PM

Geoff Davis resigns from Congress, cites family health issue

Source: Courier-Journal

Republican U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis of Kentucky resigned Tuesday, citing a family health issue.

Davis had previously announced he would retire this year from Congress. He said in a statement issued Tuesday that a family health issue had developed recently that needs more of his time.

“As a result, I cannot continue to effectively fulfill my obligations to both my office and my family,” he said. “Family must and will come first.”

Davis, 53, is a fiscal and social conservative and has been in the House since 2005. His 4th District stretches along the upper tier of Kentucky from the Louisville suburbs to the West Virginia border.


Read more: http://www.courier-journal.com/viewart/20120731/NEWS0104/307310094/Geoff-Davis-resigns-from-Congress-cites-family-health-issue



Between him and Steve Latourette, do they know something?

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Reply Geoff Davis resigns from Congress, cites family health issue (Original post)
brooklynite Jul 2012 OP
bluestateguy Jul 2012 #1
alfredo Jul 2012 #2
Grassy Knoll Aug 2012 #3
Javaman Aug 2012 #4
dixiegrrrrl Aug 2012 #5
Berlum Aug 2012 #8
bottomofthehill Aug 2012 #6
CTyankee Aug 2012 #7

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:26 PM

1. The Wheels are Coming off the Bus!!!

Well no, but you know that that is how it would be spun if a Democrat resigned.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:49 PM

2. Usually they say which family member is ailing. I will do some digging.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:06 AM

3. Bottom line....

Teabaggers pissed him off. Repubs are regretting what they sowed. Perfect.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:17 AM

4. Yup. The repukes have painted themselves in a corner.

if they run on their usual platform, they get raked over the coals by the ball lickers.

So rather than confront the stupidity, they resign as cowards.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:25 AM

5. Wonder why he is leaving just before the election

when he actually decided to leave in Dec?
. "In December 2011, I decided that in order to honor those values, I needed to retire from Congressional service so I could more effectively serve my family as a husband and father."
Is this a way to have the Republican candidate appointed to serve before the election?

something smells.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:03 PM

8. Perhaps a family member has cancer

Sometimes it can look like things are going to be OK, and then...

In this sad matter I have considerable experience. Assuming this is the case, my best wishes to the Congressman, his family, and all families who have this experience...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:10 PM

6. In Republican Circles

It usually has something to do with getting caught in bed with a live boy, a dead girl or-someone else wife to go that quickly.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:57 PM

7. Uh, oh. Something is about to break open...

maybe they wanted it out of the way in plenty of time before the election...guess they think that in August no one is paying much attention, when actually lots of big stuff has happened in August...

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