U.S. Rep. Herger of California To Retire After 13 Terms
On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Wally Herger (R-Calif.) announced that he will not seek re-election when his 13th term in Congress ends at the end of this year. Herger, 66, who represents the 2nd congressional district in northern California, said he was retiring from politics to spend more time with his family. He also noted some of his accomplishments in Congress and his role as a "leading opponent of Obamacare." House Ways and Means Committee Chair Dave Camp (R-Mich.) praised Herger for his leadership in the GOP's opposition to the federal health reform law "while also pursuing efforts to protect and strengthen Medicare for the future." Herger has endorsed state Sen. Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) to succeed him.
- "Health Subcommittee Chairman Herger Won't Seek Re-Election" (Zigmond, Modern Healthcare, 1/10).
- "US Rep. Wally Herger Retiring After 13 Terms" (Freking, AP/San Francisco Chronicle, 1/10).