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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 10:05 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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