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GOP House Retirement Makes 29

03/28/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Rep. Tom Reynolds (R-N.Y.) has scheduled a noon press conference on Thursday, and GOP insiders say the veteran lawmaker is going to announce his retirement from Congress, effective at the end of this year.

Reynolds is now the 29th House Republican to retire, and his departure puts another winnable seat in play for Democrats. Another GOP incumbent, Rep. Wayne Gilchrest (Md.), was defeated in a Republican primary.

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