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Tom Latham is 3rd House member
to declare retirement Tuesday

Washington Examiner (DC), by Sean Lengell

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/17/2013 10:12:45 PM

Tuesday was a busy day for House retirements, as Iowa Rep. Tom Latham was the third lawmaker to say he wouldn´t run for reelection next year. Latham, a Republican who serves on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, said the decision not to seek an 11th term was "most difficult." "I will never find the words that can adequately reflect how truly blessed I feel," said Latham, 65, in a prepared statement. "For a farm kid from a small town in Franklin County this has truly been an amazing and honored experience." Latham, who was first elected to Congress in 1994, added he still has "a great amount of work to do on behalf of this

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/17/2013 10:55:15 PM     (No. 9658064)

No real loss here. Latham rates just 48/100 on the conserv-a-tometer.
Like they say locally:
"Iowa can do better than Tom Latham".


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 12/18/2013 12:10:02 AM     (No. 9658127)

Good. Make room for a real conservative.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/18/2013 3:10:28 AM     (No. 9658198)

Some poll probably showed him that he couldn´t be reelected so he ´gracefully´ submitted his resignation to ´be with family´.

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