Georgia House Republican to Retire, Make It Easier to Pass Obamacare
9:40 AM, Mar 1, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports:
Deal's retirement (along with John Murtha's death and the retirements of Robert Wexler and Neil Abercrombie) will make 216 the new number for a majority in the House. As you might imagine, giving Obamacare a little more hope probably isn't going to help Deal in the Georgia Republican primary. If he wants to stand a chance maybe he'll reconsider. More likely, he'll follow through on his resignation to escape an ongoing ethics investigation.
Not that Charlie Rangel would let a pesky ethics violation to keep him from serving his country.
Hat tip: Ben Smith