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Washington Congressman Norm Dicks retiring after 36 years in office
King 5 News - Seattle ^ | 3/2/12 | King 5 News

Posted on 03/02/2012 12:49:39 PM PST by RainMan

After 18 terms representing Washington state's 6th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Norm Dicks announced Friday he will not be running again for office.

"After 44 years, I think it's time to retire. I've had a great run. We won the tankers, we've taken the dams out of the Elwha (River), we're putting new schools on the defense bases. I feel I've been blessed and the people of the 6th District have been great in their support of me over 18 elections," said Dicks. "But at some point you have to retire. I've decided this is that point."

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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Washington
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FINALLY!
1 posted on 03/02/2012 12:49:41 PM PST by RainMan
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To: RainMan

Too bad he can’t take Murray and Cantwell with him.


2 posted on 03/02/2012 12:52:08 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: RainMan

Ha! Looks like the FBI reports had found something juice on Dicks!

Good bye gas bag! So glad when that over inflated turd leaves office!


3 posted on 03/02/2012 12:52:58 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: RainMan

Ladies and Gentlemen I will not run again. After 44 years I have accrued enough cash and favors to live like a millionaire for the rest of my life off of the munificent Congressional retirement, and what I have salted away from lobbyists and insider information.


4 posted on 03/02/2012 12:53:32 PM PST by Venturer
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To: RainMan

It will finally be official! The entire Congress without dicks!


5 posted on 03/02/2012 12:57:35 PM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Venturer
Time for him to stop pretending he lived in the state of Washington.
6 posted on 03/02/2012 12:57:35 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: Redleg Duke

He is old but he has the right handle for Fluke.


7 posted on 03/02/2012 1:01:37 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: RainMan

Norm Dicks!

I bet Barney Frank isn’t going to like this. One less dick in congress.


8 posted on 03/02/2012 1:03:40 PM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: RainMan

I am starting to wonder with so many not seeking re-election... do any of them have fears of being in office during a gov’t collapse?


9 posted on 03/02/2012 1:21:50 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: SandyInSeattle

Our congressional representation is going to be Dickless.


10 posted on 03/02/2012 1:28:08 PM PST by proudpapa
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To: RainMan

No problem for the Dems. They’ll replace Dicks with Wiener.


11 posted on 03/02/2012 1:34:05 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: Venturer
After 44 years I have accrued enough cash and favors to live like a millionaire for the rest of my life...

It was said that Tom Foley had WAREHOUSES full of office furniture and antiques squirreled away in Eastern WA that he brought home from DC after he was drummed out of the Speakership.

12 posted on 03/02/2012 1:38:01 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: RainMan

How did I know he was a democrat???

They don’t mention it until the eigth paragraph!!


13 posted on 03/02/2012 1:40:31 PM PST by markoman (The man with the rubber glove was....surprisingly gentle.)
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To: markoman

eighth,eighth,eighth.


14 posted on 03/02/2012 1:42:56 PM PST by markoman (The man with the rubber glove was....surprisingly gentle.)
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To: markoman
Yes, I noticed the same thing.

If it had been a Republican it would have been in the first paragraph and then followed with the comment-'and this increases the Democrats chance of retaking the House'

15 posted on 03/02/2012 2:55:46 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: fortheDeclaration; markoman
If it had been a Republican it would have been in the first paragraph and then followed with the comment-'and this increases the Democrats chance of retaking the House'

The first paragraph? It would have been in the headline then the first sentence of the first paragraph plus speculation on whether this would help DemocRATS retake Congress.

16 posted on 03/02/2012 4:29:02 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: fortheDeclaration

He won in ‘10 with 58%.
Just from eyeballing it, I’d have to say the new district is fairly similar to the old one. I’d have to say Democrat favored.


17 posted on 03/02/2012 4:49:20 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: DH

Frank was already ahead of Dicks out the door.


18 posted on 03/02/2012 11:18:28 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Frank was already ahead of Dicks out the door.


I hope that Frank did not stop and bend over to tie his shoes.


19 posted on 03/03/2012 4:03:13 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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