The Corner

This Is Ridiculous. #17?

Another one bites the dust: 

Washington- NRCC Chairman Tom Cole, made the following statement today after an announcement from Congressman Dave Weldon (FL-15) that he would retire from the U.S. House of Representatives at the end of his current term:

“Congressman Dave Weldon has been a strong advocate for the people of Florida’s 15th Congressional District for well over a decade. Since Dave was elected is 1994, he has worked in Congress on the issues most important to his constituents, particularly on Space and Aeronautics issues.  Dave’s outstanding leadership and dedication to his constituents in Florida and his colleagues here in the House will be deeply missed.

“I am confident that the voters in Florida will send another hard-working Republican to Congress in 2008. The NRCC will be committed recruiting a Republican candidate who will continue to represent Florida’s 15th Congressional District with the same enthusiasm that Dave has.”

Let’s make this easier: If you are a House Republican who is running for reelection, raise your hand.  

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