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Obey retiring after 41 years

  Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., announced his retirement on Wednesday and rejected the idea that it was based on the upcoming tough races for incumbents. NBC’s Mark Murray reports.

Rep. David Obey to retire

  David Obey, a leading liberal Democrat from Wisconsin and chairman of the formidable House Appropriations Committee announced Wednesday he is retiring after 41 years in the House. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

Obey won’t seek re-election

  House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., has decided to end his 40  year career with the government. Politico’s John Harris reports.

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Republican Sean Duffy speaks to supporters after winning Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District seat, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, in Wausau, Wis. Duffy defeated state Sen. Julie Lassa, giving Republicans control of the seat held by the powerful liberal David Obey for 41 years. Obey is retiring. (AP Photo