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Buh-Bye, Bart: Stupak Retiring

John on April 9, 2010 at 1:09 pm

From the NY Times:

Mr. Stupak, a nine-term incumbent, has been under intense pressure from anti-abortion groups and others since the health care bill passed last month. At his request, President Obama signed an executive order outlining the prohibitions against the use of federal funds for abortion. But anti-abortion groups dismissed the executive order and pledged to defeat Mr. Stupak, whom they had once championed.

“The Tea Party did not run me out,” Mr. Stupak said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. “If you know me and my personality, I would welcome the challenge.”

Later in the piece, Axelrod says Stupak has had this planned “for some time.” Sure he has. Since about a month ago.

He’s the first of many.

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