AP sources: SD Sen. Johnson won't seek re-election
FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2009 file photo, Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democratic officials say Johnson intends to announce his retirement on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, a decision that gives Republicans a prime opportunity to pick up a seat in 2014. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)
Posted: Monday, March 25, 2013 12:00 am
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson of South Dakota plans to retire at the end of his term, party officials said Monday - a departure that gives Republicans a prime opportunity to pick up a seat as they attempt to win back control of the chamber in 2014.
Johnson, the chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, suffered a brain hemorrhage in 2006 but later returned to the Senate and won re-election in 2008. He has recovered significantly, though sometimes uses a motorized scooter.
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