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Decker reacts to Obey's retirement

For Immediate Release:  May 5, 2010

Contact:  Russ Decker, (608) 266-2502 or (715) 842-2200



Majority Leader Russ Decker's Statement on Rep. Dave Obey's Retirement


Senator Russ Decker issued the following statement regarding Rep. Dave Obey's retirement announcement:


"Working class families could not have asked for a better advocate than Dave Obey.  He spent his entire career fighting to make sure the ladder of success was there for anyone who wanted to climb it and the people of Wisconsin will benefit from his efforts for them long after he has left Congress.


"Dave is a true progressive who always fought for the critical long-term investments necessary for long-term job growth and economic stability. 


"In all his years of public service, he has never been in it for himself and always put the needs of the country first.


"I am thankful for his years of friendship and wish him and his wife Joan a great retirement."



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