Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, is seen in Lewis Center, Ohio. Voinovich is telling associates he intends to retire rather than run again in 2010, according to officials inside the party
Ohio Republican George Voinovich is expected to announce Monday that he won’t seek reelection to the Senate in 2010.
A two-term senator, former governor and Cleveland mayor, Voinovich has been a political fixture in his state for decades. But recent press reports from his home state have indicated the 72-year-old lawmaker is considering retirement, and a person close to him told Politico that the announcement will come Monday.
Rumor is that either Republican Budget Director Rob Portman or former Congressman John Kasich will make a run for the office. Both would make great Senators, unlike Voinovich.
Good bye and good luck, Senator.
Don’t let the door hit you on the ass as you leave.
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