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Rep. Bart Stupak to retire, putting seat in play

4/9/10 9:22 AM EDTAccording to a Democratic official, Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), who had a central role in the health reform fight as the lead of anti-abortion Democrats, plans to announce Friday that he will not run for reelection. – AP

Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), who had a central role in the health reform fight as the leader of anti-abortion Democrats, plans to announce Friday that he will not run for reelection, a Democratic official said. Without Stupak on the ballot, the seat becomes an immediate pickup opportunity for Republicans. President Barack Obama called Stupak on Wednesday and asked him not to retire. Stupak, 58, also resisted entreaties from Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), the dean of the Wolverine State delegation.

YOU CERTAINLY EXEMPLIFY WHAT A POLITICIAN DOES WHEN FACED WITH A CHOICE,  MR. STUPAK!  FIRST,  YOU SELL YOUR VOTE AND ACQUIESCE TO THE SLAUGHTER OF MILLIONS OF INNOCENTS. THEN, WHEN YOU WOULD HAVE TO FACE YOUR CONSTITUENTS, YOU  QUIT THE FIELD. YOU COULD HAVE BEEN THE STANDARD BEARER FOR DECENCY AND THE PROTECTION OF THE HELPLESS UNBORN.  INSTEAD, YOU CHOSE TO VOTE FOR THE BRUTAL MURDER OF FUTURE GENERATIONS. GO HOME.  AND, MAY YOUR RETIREMENT BE FILLED WITH REGRETS!!!