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2014 Senate: South Dakota Democrat to Retire

natch Wrote: Mar 25, 2013 5:48 PM
It's always good news when I hear a Dem retires.

Not unexpected, but significant:
 

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson, a South Dakota Democrat, does not plan to run for re-election when his current term ends in 2014, sources close to the matter and key Capitol Hill staffers said on Monday. Johnson, 66, joined the Senate in 1997 and has been widely expected to retire at the end of his term. He plans to make the announcement on Tuesday, the sources said. Johnson's staff said that he will hold a press conference at the University of South Dakota on Tuesday. His retirement would leave...