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Stupak to Retire

9:06 AM, Apr 9, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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From the Washington Post:

Michigan Democratic Rep. Bart Stupak will not seek reelection this fall, a decision that comes hard on his front-and-center (and controversial) role in the recent passage of President Barack Obama's health-care legislation.

Stupak confirmed his decision to the Associated Press and is expected to formalize it as a press conference at 12:30 p.m. Eastern time in Marquette, Mich.

Stupak had fielded a Democratic challenger, Connie Saltonstall, who favored taxpayer-funding of abortion. It will be hard for a pro-choice Democrat to win this district.

Dan Benishek, one Republican who's thrown his hat in the ring in Stupak's district, talked to THE WEEKLY STANDARD last week. The filing deadline is May 11 for candidates in Michigan.

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