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  Ray LaHood retiring after 7 terms in Congress
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Last EditedCOSDem  Jul 26, 2007 06:39pm
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News DateFriday, July 27, 2007 12:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionU.S. Rep. Ray LaHood says he will retire next year after seven terms in Congress.

The Peoria Republican said in an interview Thursday with Peoria radio station WCBU that he decided to move on after 30 years in politics.
He said the prospect of being an ordinary citizen and leading an ordinary life "is pretty appealing."

LaHood said he's never thought of himself as a career politician and thinks there comes a time to move on and do something else. The 61-year-old said he thinks this is the right time for him.
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