U.S. Rep. Tom Petri Won't Seek Re-election

U.S. Rep. Tom Petri Won't Seek Re-election
Via Journal Sentinel:

By Jason Stein, Patrick Marley and Don Walker of the Journal Sentinel

April 11, 2014

U.S. Rep. Tom Petri said Friday he will not run for re-election, giving the tea party an eye-popping victory in forcing out two Republicans decried as moderates on a single day.

Petri, 73, has been a congressman since 1979 representing east-central Wisconsin but was facing a strong GOP primary challenger. He announced the move only hours after state Senate President Mike Ellis (R-Neenah) — another GOP official who spent a generation in office — made a similar announcement.

Petri will hold a formal event Mond...

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