Ohio republiCON Senator George Voinovich announced his decision to not seek a third term. Voinovich joins three other CON senators (Mel Martinez of Florida, Kit Bond of Missouri and Sam Brownback of Kansas) who won't seek relection in 2010. Rumors are that others like Kay Bailey Hutichson of Texas may leave the Senate as well.
Voinovich said in a statement that the demands of fundraising for relection and focusing on the needs of the country is too diffcult.
However, its more likely a combination of CONS' sinking approval ratings and the reality of being a longterm minority are really causing the good Senators to seek greener pastures.