Dem Control Of Senate In Danger Following New Retirement
We can only hope that conservative will take control. Term limits would be huge here too.
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U.S. Senator Tim Johnson’s decision to retire after the 2014 election makes the Democrats’ job of holding their Senate majority tougher.
Johnson, 66, the Senate banking committee chairman, is the second Democrat from a state won by Republican nominee Mitt Romney last year to say he won’t seek re-election in 2014. His announcement yesterday means that in Republican-leaning states, his party must defend those two open seats and support five incumbents running for re-election.
“I will be 68 years old at the end of this term, and it is time for me to say goodbye,” Johnson said at a news conference in his home state of South Dakota.
His announcement sets up a possible fight over who would head the Senate Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs Committee — which oversees financial regulation legislation — in the 2015- 16 congressional session.