In 2008, Arkansas Congressman Marion Berry ran unopposed for his 7th term in the House of Representatives. This fall, he’s not running at all:
Arkansas Rep. Marion Berry is expected to announce his retirement tomorrow morning, according to three sources briefed on the decision.
Berry will become the sixth Democrat in a competitive seat to leave in the last two months but the first to announce his retirement since the party’s special election loss in Massachusetts last Tuesday.
John McCain won the district by 21-points. Last Friday, Vic Snyder from the state’s neighboring First Congressional District announced his retirement. Call it the Brown effect?
This leaves Mike Ross in the 4th Congressional District as the only Razorback Democrat running for reelection to the House.