Submitted By Todd on April 9th at 10:19am
Democratic Congressman Bart Stupak of Michigan tells The Associated Press he'll retire from Congress rather than seek a 10th term this year.You'll recall that Bart's the guy who caved on his abortion concerns and put the socialist health plan into law.
Stupak has drawn stinging criticism from opponents of the recently enacted health care overhaul after leading a bloc of anti-abortion Democrats whose last-minute support was crucial to its approval by the House.Cynical folks might think the president made some sort of deal with him - "18 years in Congress is good, but wouldn't you like a new career with me?"
The Tea Party Express is calling for his defeat at rallies in his sprawling northern Michigan district this week. But Stupak tells the AP the attacks didn't influence his decision and he could win re-election if he tried.I wonder if he's suddenly discovered his family.
He says he wants to spend more time with his family and start a new career after 18 years in Congress.Don't they all.