Sunday, January 11, 2009


There are lots of news stories indicating that Sen. George Voinovich (OH-R) will announce that he will not seek re-election. Here is an excerpt from MSNBC First Read:

NBC News confirms that Ohio Republican Sen. George Voinovich will announce tomorrow he intends to retire after his term expires in 2010.

He is the third GOP senator to retire in a month, following Florida's Mel Martinez and Missouri's Kit Bond. Also, Kansas GOP Sen. Sam Brownback is widely expected to run for governor in 2010, rather than seek re-election, meaning the minority party already is set to defend four open seats....

Voinovich had been one of President Bush's biggest supporters. He has continuously provided the warn out Republican mantra in everything he says. We need an energetic, motivated, new U.S. Senator for Ohio. We need someone with the same work ethic and focus as U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown. We'll see what happens.