Rove: Young may retire
A PowerPoint presentation by Karl Rove's office was made public in a House oversight hearing, and it lists Republican U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young as a member who may retire, making his seat - along with Sarasota Republican Vern Buchanan's - as among the most vulnerable for Republicans to defend. Democrat Tim Mahoney's congressional seat, no surprise, is listed among the top 20 GOP targets for 2008.
UPDATE: Young said he has not spoken with Karl Rove or anyone else at the White House about whether he will retire. He said the fact he was mentioned in the slide show (along with many other senior members) probably reflects the simple fact that he's 76 years old and has previously considered retiring. He said Friday he did not have a timeline to make a decision about whether he will run again in 2008. "The truth of the matter is that usually I don't make a decision until some time in an election year."