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  Delahunt Will Not Seek Reelection
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Last EditedJ.R.  Mar 04, 2010 07:35pm
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MediaNewspaper - Boston Globe
News DateFriday, March 5, 2010 01:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionWASHINGTON -- Representative William Delahunt will not seek re-election to Congress, the seven-term Democrat will announce tomorrow, ending a nearly 40-year career in elected office and giving Republicans hope of capturing the seat, which stretches from Cape Cod to the South Shore.
"It's got nothing to do with politics," the Quincy Democrat said today. "Life is about change. I think it's healthy. It's time."

The 68-year-old lawmaker said he has been considering leaving the House for several years, but was talked out of it two years ago by the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy, who convinced his friend he should stay and help President Obama with his first-term agenda.
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