03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Sixth House GOPer Announces Retirement: "I'm Burned Out"

"I'm burned out, I'm tired," Rep. Jim Ramstad (R., Minn.) said as he announced he won't seek a 10th term in the House. "I still have the passion for politics but I want to go home."

Ramstad, the sixth incumbent Republican House member to retire since the party lost the majority last fall, said his suburban Minneapolis district is "wide open" and predicted a competitive race next year. "It's not a safe Republican district," Ramstad told reporters this afternoon.

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