Well batpoop. Between the renewed Diana hysteria on MSNBC and Snow resigning, I managed to miss this.
Warner expected to announce end of Senate career
Richmond (Map, News) - Sen. John Warner, R-Va., is expected to announce today that he will not seek re-election, Republican officials said Thursday.
According to GOP campaign and congressional sources, the 80-year-old Warner has informed them he will retire when his fifth term ends at the end of next year. Political analysts, however, cautioned that Warner may not come to a final decision until he steps up to the microphone at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where he is scheduled to appear at 2 p.m.
Some congressional aides said Virginia's senior senator could be hoping for a last-minute intervention by GOP leaders who want him to run again, but others say he has made up his mind not to seek a sixth term.
One top GOP aide described the decision to retire as “solid.”
Personally, I don't think Warner will run again. I've had the feeling for a while that he (as well as my Senator Lugar) have been chafing against pretty much everything the GOP represents lately.
The question would be does he dislike the current GOP more than he dislikes a possible Democratic Majority Senate?