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From the press release, via Kleinheider
After more than a quarter-century of public service to his home state of Tennessee, U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon announced his plans to retire from Congress when his current term ends in 2010.
"I feel honored that the people of Middle Tennessee have allowed me to serve them for the past 25 years," said Gordon. "Every decision I have made in Congress has been with their best interests in mind. I hope the people here at home feel that I have served them as well as their good advice and views have served me.
UPDATE: Woods on why Gordon's retiring