Rep. David Obey, a leading liberal Democrat and chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, intends to retire at the end of his term this year, Democratic sources said Wednesday. It is another blow to Democrats defending their majority in an election season of voter discontent.
Obey, 71, won the first of 21 terms in 1969 from Wisconsin—when a special election was held after President Richard Nixon tapped Melvin Laird to be his defense secretary. He faced a potentially bruising re-election campaign this fall. [...]
And that is why he is "bowing out"...his reelectoin bout was going to crush him. See ya 'round you marxist-sociopath.
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