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Religious freedom champion announces retirement

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After Wolf’s announcement, the Center for Politics’ Crystal Ball ratings moved Wolf’s district to a tossup in the next year’s election. Although the district barely went for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012 (50 percent to 49 percent) and went slightly for President Barack Obama in 2008, Kondik said the timing is fairly good for Republicans.

“It’s always hard for the parties to deal with retirements,” he said. “Republicans would probably rather deal with this now than in two years.”

J.C. Derrick
J.C. Derrick

J.C. is a reporter in WORLD's Washington Bureau. He spent 10 years covering sports, higher education, and politics for the Longview News-Journal and other newspapers in Texas before joining WORLD in 2012. Follow J.C. on Twitter @jcderrick1.

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