As featured on p. 218 of "Bloggers on the Bus," under the name "a MyDD blogger."

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Who Is Retiring The Great Republicans Of America?

Actually, they're doing it themselves. And a party that sees 15-20% of its membership retire in one year doesn't exactly seem poised for a comeback.

GOP sources confirm that Rep. Tom Reynolds, a Western NY Congressman since 1999 and ex-NRCC chairman, will announce around noon tomorrow in Buffalo that he will not seek re-election this fall. Reynolds spokesman LD Platt did not return an e-mail seeking comment.

Curious that the former NRCC chair gets out of Dodge right after it is revealed that the organization's treasurer diverted over a million dollars into his own bank account while under Reynolds' watch.

We have a great candidate in this district, Iraq war vet Jon Powers. He's endorsed by Blue America. He has a primary against Jack Davis, who refused to campaign in 2006 even though Reynolds was totally vulnerable, and only became a Democrat because Dick Cheney personally insulted him. This is a classic "better Democrat" scenario.

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