McIntyre to retire

Associated Press

Senior Democratic aides say two House Democrats — Carolyn McCarthy of New York and Mike McIntyre of North Carolina — plan to retire.

McCarthy, who has served nine terms, was elected shortly after her husband was killed in a shooting on the Long Island Railroad. She has been a forceful advocate for gun control.

McIntrye is one of the few remaining Southern Democrats in the House and also has served for nine terms. He survived the Republican sweep in 2010 and redrawn congressional lines in 2012. His retirement gives the Republicans a strong chance of winning the seat.

The aides spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly discuss the decisions ahead of formal announcements.


Good riddance

McIntyre hasn't even voted for the Democratic nominee to be Speaker of the House.

He should have left a long time ago.

Don't let the door hit ya, Mikey!


It's official: Star News on McIntyre

U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre is retiring after representing North Carolina's 7th Congressional district since 1997, he announced via Twitter.

Check back later for details on this developing story.

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Martha Brock

Two problems- First he is

Two problems- First he is leaving so late it will be hard to find a viable Democratic candidate, raise money and have a ghost of a chance at holding the seat. If the handwriting was on the wall he should pulled out a long time ago or given it his best shot and hoped his opponent shot himself in the foot. Secondly, even though he hasn't always voted the way many of us would have wished you can bet your bottom dollar that the Republican going in is going to be a pure-T over the top crazy. There is nothing good at all about this.

I'm a moderate Democrat.