March 3rd, 2010
03:29 PM ET
13 years ago

New York Democrat will not seek another term

Washington (CNN) – Rep. Eric Massa, a New York Democrat elected in 2008, will announce Wednesday that he will not seek a second term, two high-level Democratic sources confirm to CNN.

Massa has a 3:30 p.m. ET press call to discuss his decision.

Filed under: Eric Massa
soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. Andy

    The Dems are falling out.

    March 3, 2010 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  2. Ben

    Yet another rat deserting the Democratic ship.

    March 3, 2010 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  3. Stop The Obama Sheep

    Another Dem scandel!! No touchy interns!!

    Can you sheep, understand, why we think limited government is best?? We can't trust these people..they just keep screwing us like we are male interns!

    March 3, 2010 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  4. Wake Up

    Rangel-Ethics, Massa- Inappropriate relations, Jefferson – Money in his freezer.

    Nice Dem Congress, Pelosi! Let's throw the bumbs out and demand LESS government now.

    March 3, 2010 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  5. Steve (the real one)

    A one termer exiting?? There is a mass migration going on (both sides) like never before!

    March 3, 2010 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  6. Obama Victim

    and another Dem bites the is good

    March 3, 2010 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  7. Mark

    Gay harassment charges, what a winner we have here working for us.........

    March 3, 2010 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  8. Michael

    Guess the heat is too much in the kitchen for allot of these politicians, just retiring and moving along?

    Question is though, is there writing on the wall that they know something and the American Public does not know

    March 3, 2010 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  9. Paul Ernest Show

    Washington will continue to witness a vicious cycle and recycling of politicians until this economy recovers fully. The anti-incumbent is real and these congress men and women want to get out of the way before they are swept away by this vicious wind . In my opinion, they are quiters, when they should brace up and confront the economic meltdown we are facing.

    March 3, 2010 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  10. Rob Selby

    Who cares about this political ish?

    Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins are #1, baby! Yahoo!!!

    March 3, 2010 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  11. Marie (Portland, Oregon)

    Hope he votes for health care reform before he leaves. Then at least he can say he did something for the poor and middle class in this country. Sadly elections cost lots of money and in this economy it will be hard for many to run a decent campaign. Those who are not good at fund raising will probably fall by the wayside.

    March 3, 2010 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  12. Obama the Arrogant Liar

    This way he avoids ethic charges, but maybe not civil charges....typical democrap.

    March 3, 2010 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  13. Read The Constitution

    "retire". CNN...come on some research. He was naughty!

    March 3, 2010 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  14. Jeff in Virginia

    Great, another opportunity for the political right to lie about retirements. Nevermind that more Rs have announced retirement than Ds...

    March 3, 2010 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  15. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Massa isn't retiring because he's a Democrat and the whole story needs to be told instead of just leaving a one liner.

    March 3, 2010 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  16. Daniel

    CNN, where is the rest of the story? Where is the part about him sexually harassing a male aide?

    And why is Rick Sanchez not fired for saying States Rights is a racist term? No wonder why Fox News kills you in ratings.

    You know it's bad when Cooper is going to leave for CBS.

    March 3, 2010 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  17. The lonely Libertarian of Liverpool NY

    They are quitting left and right (no Pun intended). More congressional members better follow their lead because come fall the voters will retire them all, no matter what party they belong to.
    Vote Congress out, “you are fired” if they are in. Vote them out this fall no matter what party they belong to, and in the next election and every election going forward until they become the servants of the people once more.

    March 3, 2010 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  18. NancyLV

    They are all dropping like flies because they are going to vote Obama's and Pelosis bill and they know they won't get re elected so they don't care I have never seen so many drop out of government maybe also because they know they do a crappy job and so do we know it.

    March 3, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  19. SocialismBad

    Geez.... The Democrats are going to save us all a lot of work this November! At this rate, we'll only have to throw out a handfull of them!!!

    I guess even THEY are getting fed up with the Three Stooges: Obama, Reid and Pelosi.

    March 3, 2010 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  20. rob

    The Polititico is reporting that there are allegations of sexual harrasment of a male staffer. Will CNN follow up on that please.

    March 3, 2010 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  21. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    At least he's not Pulling A Palin.

    March 3, 2010 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  22. james

    Didn't take him long to get sick of DC, eh?

    March 3, 2010 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  23. Ron in California

    YAY! 237 to go

    March 3, 2010 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  24. Reggie

    Thanks, Obama. You are ruining it for all us lifelong democrats.

    My biggest mistake was voting for you!!!

    March 3, 2010 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  25. LIP

    Getting out while the getting is good...

    March 3, 2010 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
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