COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) State Sen. Joy Padgett says embattled Congressman Bob Ney has told her he will not seek re-election.I've heard absolutely NOTHING from my Ney contacts.
INSTA-UPDATE: AP News Alert:
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Embattled U.S. Rep. Bob Ney confirms he will not run for re-election.So much for "I'm running no matter what."
8:00AM UPDATE: Statement from Congressman Bob Ney received via email:
"After much consideration and thought I have decided today to no longer seek re-election in Ohio's 18th Congressional District. I am extremely proud of my 25 years serving the people of Ohio. We've accomplished many things to make this state better and I will always be grateful for the trust my constituents put in me. Ultimately this decision came down to my family. I must think of them first, and I can no longer put them through this ordeal."
"I am deeply grateful for all of the trust and support my family, friends and constituents have given me over the past two years. I look forward to serving out the rest of my term and serving the constituents of the 18th District."