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  Rep. John Tanner (D-TN) to Retire
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Last EditedJ.R.  Dec 01, 2009 08:00pm
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News DateWednesday, December 2, 2009 01:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionRep. John Tanner (D-TN), a leading Blue Dog Dem, will retire at the end of his current term, Dem sources tell Hotline OnCall.

Tanner has begun informing key House Dems of his decision -- one that will make his seat a prime pickup opportunity for GOPers. He has served 11 terms in Congress representing northwest TN, a district based around Jackson, Clarksville and Union City.

Tanner will be the second Dem to announce his retirement in recent days, following Rep. Dennis Moore's (D-KS) decision late last week to step down. Both men represent districts that voted heavily for Pres. Bush twice; in '08, Tanner's CD gave Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) a 56%-43% margin, while Moore's Kansas City-based seat gave Pres. Obama a narrow 51%-48% margin.

Dems were unsure when Tanner would announce his retirement. A Tanner spokesman did not return an email seeking comment late Tuesday afternoon.
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