Reynolds Joins Parade of Departing Republicans

'The last few years have not been fun for him'
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2008 7:46 AM CDT

(Newser) – New York Rep. Tom Reynolds became the 22nd House Republican to announce his retirement yesterday. Reynolds, a Dennis Hastert protégé once seen as a potential Speaker, was tainted by an embezzlement scandal on his watch as chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee. “The last few years have not been fun for him,”  a GOP operative tells Politico.

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Reynolds faced a stiff reelection fight in 2006 after he was implicated in the Mark Foley House page scandal, the Washington Post reports in a recap of his career. Reynolds' departure “will further depress an already-dejected House GOP conference,” and it's a blow to a party struggling to raise an adequate war chest, says Politico. The GOP has lost 7 House seats in New York state since 1996. (Read more House of Representatives stories.)

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