UPDATE: Kyle will announce he is retiring.
Washington (CNN) – Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Arizona, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, will announce shortly whether he will retire from his seat, a source close to Kyl tells CNN.
Kyl will hold a news conference in Phoenix at 12 p.m. EST to reveal his plans.
There has been widespread speculation about whether the three-term Republican senator would seek another term, and he said recently he would make his announcement this month.
Sen. Kyl -aka- Mr. Obstruction, if knew what was best for him, he will retire. The way he held the middle class hostage during the lame duck session, he will have a hard time getting reelected.
As opposed to his past plans.
Headline writers of the world unite. You have nothing to lose, you can't get worse.
Can you say re dun dant. Now please define it.
I can only hope this man does decide to retire. Arizona is in desperate need of fresh faces. Kyl has done next to nothing for our state, just like McCain. Our state has been run and represented by Republicans for decades, to its detriment, we need some good Democrats in office to help turn this state around.
YIPPEEEEEEEE!!! This is the BEST news I've heard (even compared to Mubarek finallly about to step down)! The "let them eat cake" senator won't be running in 2012!
I'm sure Kyl is on his way to becoming high priced crooked lobbyist.
Now if he can just take Brewer and McCain with him, Arizona might regain its sanity!
Good riddance. Now if the other Arizona senator would retire too.
Another Republican scared of Saran Palin and the Tea Party that won't stand up too them. They are both nothing but a Big Joke. And they are making the Republican Party look like a bunch of Wimps.
Take McCain with you.
Isn"t this the moron who was blaming President Obama for what was happening in Egypt because he did not push for democracy in the middle east, especially since it was such a success in Iraq and Afganistan. I swear some of these Republicans are the biggest idiots out there, especially the ones from Arizona.
GOOD RIDDANCE!!! He can take the rest of the America-hating reactionaries with him...