Skip to comments.Georgia Republican to retire (Rep. John Linder)
Posted on 02/27/2010 6:06:01 PM PST by Justaham
Republican Rep. John Linder of Georgia won't seek re-election in November's midterm election, a National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman said.
Linder made the announcement Saturday during a speech at the Gwinnett County Republican headquarters in his home state, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
"It has been an honor to serve alongside John and his presence in the House will surely be missed," NRCC Chairman Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, said in a statement.
Sessions added, "Above all, his service to the citizens of the Seventh Congressional District of Georgia was unmatched, and I am confident that voters in this ruby-red district will elect another capable Republican to continue supporting the conservative principles that John so passionately promoted."
A spokesman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said Linder's decision to retire is another blow to House Republicans' aspirations in this midterm election year.
(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...
“A spokesman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said Linder’s decision to retire is another blow to House Republicans’ aspirations in this midterm election year.”
LOL! I highly doubt it! But just keep whistlin’ past the GRAVEYARD, Dems! :)
Rep. John Linder—not Sen.
As far as I can remember, he’s an EXCELLENT Republican. I wish him well.
Whoops! My bad! Thanks for correcting me.
Very safe R district. In fact, it’s the one that ousted Bob Barr from Congress because it put Linder and Barr in the same district.
Yep, this is SURE shaping up to be an awful year for republicans....Has the DCCC hired the former Iraqi Communication Minister as their new spokesman?
Our district has been solid R for years, but there are so many people moving in from liberal states, that I fear for not only our district but the entire state.
John Linder will be missed by many.
Damn. Thanks for all your past work, John.
That is laughable. This is an excellent year for Republicans to retire and get some fresh blood in Congress. The 2010 election cycle is generating a strong tail wind that will push many Republican congressional candidates over the top. By choosing to retire in a strong Republican year, Linder, who will have been in Congress 18 years, is giving the Republican candidate a better shot at retaining the open seat this November.
Not unless zero's press secretary has agreed to take on both jobs!
John Linder was a champion supporter of the Fair Tax.
He will be missed.
Also, John Linder said he wants to devote time on getting The Fair Tax passed.
Wow! There is an excellent conservative black republican state representative named Melvin Everson in that district. He would be a great candidate.
Linder said he wanted to spend more time at his sprawling family farm in Mississippi and work on advocating his idea for a "Fair Tax" system that would eliminate the IRS and the federal income tax code and replace it with a nationwide retail sales tax.
"It just struck me that this is the thing to do," Linder said on WSB. "You can't keep doing things forever -- and I never intended to stay as long as I did."
Make sure your candidate will repeal any law or executive order or program that is bad for the country.
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