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Michigan Rep. Bart Stupak, the congressman who led anti-abortion rights Democrats in the House during health care negotiations, will retire this year, CBS News has learned. He is expected to announce his plans later this morning.
Had Stupak sought re-election, he would have faced challengers from both the left and the right backed by interest groups angered by Stupak's health care vote.
Like many other congressmen, Stupak received violent threats from citizens after his health care vote. However, the Michigan Democrat came under particularly intense scrutiny because of his role in the abortion debate.
"The Tea Party did not run me out," he said in a telephone interview. "If you know me and my personality, I would welcome the challenge."
The group kicked off a $250,000 television and radio blitz in Stupak's district Wednesday, ahead of rallies that began Thursday night and were continuing through the weekend.
That prompted the conservative Tea Party Express to launch a $250,000 ad campaign against Stupak this week. The group also scheduled a handful of stops on its bus tour in Stupak's district.
Originally posted by anon72
Another one bites the dust. I am sure he will be starting some new job at an Obama connected entity for his collapsing on the HCR.
Originally posted by jibeho
I don't buy the death threat BS for one minute. It is all part of the hoax to give the HCR supporters a clean way out of the mess that they created.
Threats are nothing new to politicians and public figures from all avenues. Oddly enough, these stories are conveniently getting air time right now.
Originally posted by kinda kurious
reply to post by jibeho
I added a few more links above. You were saying?
Here, grasp another............................................................