Thursday, March 20, 2008

Are There Any Republicans Left?

Apparently not.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Five-term western New York Congressman Thomas Reynolds is not seeking re-election this year.

The 57-year-old Republican lawmaker from Erie County will make the announcement at a news conference scheduled for noon Thursday in his Buffalo-area district, according someone familiar with Reynolds' decision. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement hasn't been made yet.

Already, 30 Republicans who started in the 110th Congress won't be in the 11th. Even aside from the party issue that's something to be cheered. I don't like term limits, but it's still good when there's some new blood in Congress.