Ill. GOP Congressman Tim Johnson says he’s dropping 2012 re-election bid, will finish term

April 5, 2012

(Associated Press) URBANA, Ill. — Longtime Illinois U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson cited family obligations as he tearfully dropped his re-election bid on Thursday, leading to a scramble among his fellow Republicans to replace him and fueling Democrats’ hopes of taking the seat to help regain control of the U.S. House.
The six-term congressman, who built a reputation for breaking with his party on some issues, said he plans to retire when his current term ends because he wants to devote more time to his family.

He’s not worth keeping. He’s a RHINO.