Georgia Congressman John Linder to retire

Georgia Congressman John Linder known for his book with Neal Boortz on the Fair Tax has announced that he will retire after 18 years of service.

U.S. Rep. John Linder, the Republican from Gwinnett County, this morning announced that he would retire from Congress after 18 years.

Linder made the announcement at the dedication of a new Gwinnett County GOP headquarters. Linder aide Derick Corbett confirmed the congressman’s decision. “He will not seek re-election,” Corbett said.

The announcement, made at the tail end of a brief speech by Linder, caught attendees off-guard. “Nobody knew it was coming,” said David Hancock, District 2 manager for the Gwinnett GOP.

via John Linder announces retirement from Congress | Political Insider.

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