Congressman Ed Whitfield announces he will not run for re-election in 2016

Republican Congressman Ed Whitfield, subject of a House ethics probe, announced on Tuesday that he will not run for a 12th term next year.

Whitfield told Pure Politics in August that he planned to seek re-election, but in a statement released through his office, he offered no reason for his decision.

“Representing the people of the 1st District for 21 years has been an honor,” he said in a statement. “I will cherish forever the countless opportunities to work with them to nurture and strengthen the 35 counties comprising Kentucky’s First District.”

The Hopkinsville Republican also included a list of his top achievements, such as helping establish the Federal Health Benefit Program for employees of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, securing funding for troops at Fort Campbell, promoting the use of fossil fuels and ensuring animals are treated humanely.

That last point references a central focus of the House Ethics Committee investigation launched in March, which is looking into whether Whitfield improperly aided his wife Connie Harriman-Whitfield, a lobbyist for the Humane Society Legislative Fund, in her work.

FK – Good, one less useless RINO NWO hack in the Congress. To my knowledge he never sponsored any legislation to restore the Second Amendment. And his wife? Talk about sleeping with the enemy.

And some more possible good news:

Under pressure: McConnell pushed to resign as Senate Majority Leader

FK – Now we need to make sure their replacements, as Bonehead’s, aren’t just more of the same ol’ useless eaters.

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