After months of speculation, arm-twisting and behind the scenes begging, Rep. John Doolittle looks like he’s calling it quits.
The decision, which must have been a taxing one, is good news for the GOP and the rest of the Republican field in the CA-04 Congressional Race.
John Bresnahan with Politico.com has more.
UPDATE: It’s official
UPDATE: Republican Leader John Boehner issued the following statement: “John’s decision was made in the best interests of his family, his constituents, and the House, and I appreciate his years of service in Congress. My prayers remain with John and Julie, and I wish them the best as they work to bring this difficult process to a resolution.”