“As you may have heard, over the past several weeks I was in discussions with President-Elect Barack Obama concerning a possible nomination to serve as the next United States Trade Representative. After some careful consideration I have decided to continue my service as your representative in Congress. I have invested sixteen rewarding years serving you in the House of Representatives, and I am grateful for that privilege. I now see a rare opportunity to push across the goal line much of the unfinished business of America: investing in our infrastructure and our workers, universal healthcare, comprehensive immigration reform, and scrubbing a tax code that’s out of shape and behind the times.
“Working for and with incoming President Barack Obama would be an opportunity of a lifetime. I will get to experience that thrill… by working by his side in the People’s House just down the street from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
“This morning I discussed my decision with KPCC’s Larry Mantle. You can listen to an MP3 recording of the interview by clicking here.
“I deeply appreciate all the support you’ve given me over the years and I look forward to continuing to serve as your voice in Washington.
“The clock is ticking; I’m ready to go!
Member of Congress”
I was going to miss having him as my Rep, but now I won’t have to!