Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Ron Lewis (R-KY) not Running For Re-election


Rep. Ron Lewis (R-Ky.) has withdrawn his papers to run for re-election, according to a spokesman in his Congressional office, adding yet another Republican to the ranks of retirements today.

According to the source, Lewis’ chief of staff withdrew the congressman’s filing papers with the Kentucky Board of Elections this afternoon. The filing deadline to qualify for the ballot in Kentucky was at 4 p.m. today.

It is unclear whether there will be any other Republicans who will qualify for the ballot.

The district is solidly Republican, though Democrats contested the seat last cycle. President Bush won 65 percent of the vote in the West Kentucky district in 2004.

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