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View Diary: Veteran Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin to retire after the 2014 elections (287 comments)

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  •  I don't think (3+ / 0-)
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    LordMike, David Jarman, VClib

    "retire" in the case of senators or members of congress is generally interpreted that way.  "Retire" generally means "not running for re-election."  If it was in the middle of the term it's usually called "resigning".

    At least that's the way I always interpret it.  Maybe I'm wrong.

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