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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 09:05 AM
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House Republicans approach record departures
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Source: McClatchy News

WASHINGTON In the last week of January, five members of Congress joined the hottest demographic group on Capitol Hill: Republicans who are heading for the exits.

Reps. Tom Davis of Virginia, Kenny Hulshof of Missouri, Ron Lewis of Kentucky, Dave Weldon of Florida and James Walsh of New York are among 25 Republican members of the House of Representatives who've announced their resignations or retirements. The party is closing in quickly on its record of 27 House retirements, set in 1952.

Hulshof is running for governor; the others are retiring.

"It's become an epidemic," said David Johnson, a Republican consultant and strategist based in Atlanta.

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  -House Republicans approach record departures Lone_Star_Dem  Feb-10-08 09:05 AM   #0 
  - They see the writing on the wall...  Earth_First   Feb-10-08 09:08 AM   #1 
  - The Gingrich revolution is OVER.  EmperorHasNoClothes   Feb-10-08 09:09 AM   #2 
  - thank spaghetti monster! I hate Davis  mikelgb   Feb-10-08 09:11 AM   #3 
  - I say the more the merrier, its going to be awfully hard for them..  Historic NY   Feb-10-08 09:35 AM   #4 
  - Get Rid of All the Bastards  santamargarita   Feb-10-08 09:43 AM   #5 
  - They'll do just as much damage in the private sector.  The Backlash Cometh   Feb-10-08 02:27 PM   #16 
  - Which is the party of cut-and-run again?  Qutzupalotl   Feb-10-08 09:46 AM   #6 
  - don't it sound fishy how there all resigning????  focusfan   Feb-10-08 09:50 AM   #7 
  - The scandal is how poorly they legislated.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Feb-10-08 10:09 AM   #8 
  - Maybe Larry Flynt had the goods on them all. n/t  silvershadow   Feb-10-08 10:56 AM   #10 
  - It's easier to be hired as a lobbyist or consultant  Deny and Shred   Feb-10-08 10:38 AM   #9 
  - Figures, that since  vpilot   Feb-10-08 11:16 AM   #11 
  - Two hundred more of them wouldn't break my heart.  DFW   Feb-10-08 11:39 AM   #12 
  - Quick! Somebody get the teenie-tiny life vests!  krispos42   Feb-10-08 11:45 AM   #13 
  - That's a good start. Of course, we have DINOs to replace them  AllyCat   Feb-10-08 12:27 PM   #14 
  - Ater 8 years of "Smash & Grab Global Looting"  bvar22   Feb-10-08 01:20 PM   #15 

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