Another Republican congressman has announced he will not run for re-election. Jim McCrery (R-Louisiana) has indicated he will not run for another term, but it appears that he will finish his current term, making him subject to the two-year waiting period for lobbying. McCrery has said that he will move back to Louisiana, so perhaps he does not intend to become a lobbyist.
McCrery's seat will probably be retained by the GOP, but his departure does represent a changing of the guard in the Republican Party. The ten term congressman leaves to make way for younger members of the GOP.
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For Tom Davis, the clock continues to run down: only 23 days remain, tick, tick, tick . . .