March 20th, 2008
11:16 AM ET
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Reynolds 29th GOP congressman set to retire

 U.S. Rep. Tom Reynolds' expected retirement may be another boon for Democrats in this year's election.
U.S. Rep. Tom Reynolds' expected retirement may be another boon for Democrats in this year's election.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - U.S. Rep. Tom Reynolds, R-New York, will announce Thursday that he will retire at the end of his term in November, two senior Republican aides said.

Reynolds, who won his last election by a small margin, will be the 29th Republican to retire from the House of Representatives this term, setting up potential gains for Democrats.

"With today's announcement, five of six elected Republican leaders from the 2006 cycle have retired or quit," said Doug Thornell, press secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, in a statement.

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  1. therealist

    Looking forward to the end of the entire leadership from the 2006 cycle. Especially now that leading economists are saying they're foresight, or lack of it, is the very reason we are in a recession now.

    March 20, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |