Virginia Democratic lawmaker Moran to retire: aide

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Posted: Jan 15, 2014 9:01 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Jim Moran plans to retire, a senior Democratic aide told Reuters on Wednesday, making the Virginia Democrat the third liberal congressman to step down this week.

Moran, whose district lies just south of Washington, has represented Virginia in the House of Representatives for more than two decades. His current term ends this year.

His announcement is expected later on Wednesday, according to POLITICO.

On Monday, Representative George Miller of California, a political ally of House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, announced plans to leave at the end of his term this year.

On Tuesday, New York Democrat Bill Owens of New York said he would not seek re-election this year after taking office in 2009.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Doina Chiacu)