House: A Retirement on the Dem. Side of the Aisle
Just hours after Rep. Sherwood Boehlert (R-N.Y.) announced he would not seek reelection, longtime Minnesota Democrat Martin Olav Sabo said he won't be on the ballot again this fall, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Sabo's retirement after 14 terms is sure to set off a major scramble in the Democratic primary. John Kerry won the Minneapolis-based 5th District with 71 percent in 2004, and Republicans are not expected to seriously contest the seat.
The departure of Sabo also opens a seat on the coveted House Appropriations Committee. Let the jockeying begin...
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