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Another Democrat to Retire from the House

6:40 PM, Dec 9, 2009 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Politico's Josh Kraushaar reports that Democrat Brian Baird of Southwest Washington will retire:

Baird's retirement plans follow similar announcements from Reps. John Tanner (D-Tenn.) and Dennis Moore (D-Kan.), and all three openings have created strong pickup opportunities for Republicans.

Republican state representative Jaime Herrera, a former staffer for Cathy McMorris Rodgers, has already thrown her hat in the ring.