Rumors/rumblings regarding Ramstad's retirement

The blogosphere is swirling with rumors that 3rd District Rep. Jim Ramstad is seriously reconsidering his decision to retire. On Friday Eric Black and Joe Bodell reported that the 17-year Republican representative of the Twin Cities' west suburbs is contemplating unretiring. Today, Capitol Hill-based newspaper Roll Call issues a similar report .

Ramstad's alleged second thoughts come on the heels of Louisiana Rep. Jim McCrery's decision earlier this month to call it quits. McCrery serves as the ranking Republican member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the theory goes that GOP leadership might offer Ramstad McCrery's soon-to-be former position to entice Ramstad to stay.

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