John Kyl Announces Retirement

Earlier this morning:
Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl announced Thursday that he would retire after his current term, creating the fifth open seat Senate race of the 2012 cycle.

Speaking at a press conference in Phoenix, the Senate’s second-ranking Republican said, “There’s more to life than being a United States senator. I never anticipated I would be in public service for 26 years.”

The 68-year-old Kyl noted he made his announcement in order to give his replacement “totally sufficient opportunity to raise funds and lay groundwork for a campaign,” but said he had no initial plans to make an endorsement in the GOP primary.
So, when will Kyl's Arizona counterpart do the same? We should start a pool...

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