I need to go buy a lottery ticket. I posted about Stupak dropping out and it happens.
Rep. Bart Stupak won't seek reelectionRep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), who had a central role in the health reform fight as the leader of anti-abortion Democrats, plans to announce Friday that he will not run for reelection, a Democratic official said. Without Stupak on the ballot, the seat becomes an immediate pickup opportunity for Republicans.
"Now with health care done, he’s retiring," a friend said. "He has thought about retiring for the last three cycles, but was always talked into staying: to elect John Kerry to help end the war, to elect a Democratic majority to get health care done."
President Barack Obama called Stupak on Wednesday and asked him not to retire. Stupak, 58, also resisted entreaties from Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), the dean of the Wolverine State delegation.
We need to work on the rest to retire. Steve Kagen, Kind, Baldwin, Obey, Moore, Feingold and all the rest of the democrats across this country who need to go. Retirement or vote the bums out.