Skip to comments.Arkansas Congressman Marion Berry to Retire (Another Rat Leaves The Ship!)
Posted on 01/25/2010 8:18:35 AM PST by tcrlaf
Fox has learned that six-term Rep. Marion Berry (D-AR) will retire at the end of this term. Berry is the latest in a long list of both House Democrats and Republicans who have decided to step aside at the end of this Congress.
But Berry's retirement could prove to be particularly vexing for Democrats. Just last week, Rep. Vic Snyder (D-AR) announced his retirement.
And Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) is expected to face one of the toughest re-election campaigns for any Senate Democrat in the country.
This shows a vulnerability for Democrats in the south. And a special weakness in Arkansas, where Snyder and Berry may have seen troubled waters ahead statewide with Lincoln at the top of the ballot. Berry makes his decision even after he confided to FOX last month that he intended to stand for re-election.
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I was anti-Obama WAY before it was cool to be anti-Obama. I'm such a trend-setter, doncha' think?
Close, but no crack pipe.
Wrong Marion Berry....
THis is all a Dem strategy—
to keep power in 2010— they want to not spend money in the primaries....let us conservatives dump our time energy and money in primaries so they are prepared for the general elections....
the blue dogs will be where they lay their eggs...per se
prepare for an onslaught of “African American” blue dogs to run for office...
I know, that is why I posted what I did.
I’m a little surprised that he’s retiring. Living in his district, I fully expect that he would have won. The Democrats use class warfare extremely effectively in this area and the people here generally vote on that basis and against their otherwise highly conservative principles.
I don’t know who the Dems will choose to replace him, but, for that reason, I strongly suspect that the Dems will still win the seat.
Soon more Democrats will retire more than the current Republicans. I think 14 Republicans are retiring from the House and 12 Democrats including this guy.
Did he vote against the death-care bill?
IMO the problem is not how many Republicans retire, but how many conservatives wins the primaries. I don’t have a clue about these 14, hopefully they are Rinos.
I’ve wondered why Hucklebee doesn’t run against Lincoln....Seems like he could do some good in that seat.
He knows it too!
That's what Adolf Hittlur says.
With all of the Rats offering to not seek re-election, methinks there should be a congressional audit of the way “business” is being done in DC. The incoming freshmen (of either party) should not be able to find fault with that.
The bitch set us up with some fond memories.
The article cites both dems and repubs as stepping aside.
Does anyone have a count of each?
Yup...for a second I thought we were talking about "the b*tch set me up".
Apparently, they're just throwing in the towel instead.
Find somebody who’s had ballz enough to serve in uniform instead of the geeeeeetar strummer...
“Rush also explained that Dems are retiring because if they lose their next election, their value as lobbyists goes away.”
I remember similar resignations of long-time Democratic incumbents prior to the 1994 elections.
This is looking promising, but we must not be complacent. We must also make sure that our don’t try to run to the center. Republicans succeed when they stand up for GOP principles. Showing a willingness to compromise with the Left makes Republican voters stay home.
That is a major reason why McCain lost.