Ohio's senior senator says his current term in Washington will be his last. 72-year-old Republican Sen. George Voinovich says he doesn't want campaigning and fundraising for the 2010 election to distract him from the challenges facing the state and the country.
Voinovich, who's in his second term, also says he wants to spend more time with his family. Voinovich has been in public office for more than 40 years, serving as a mayor, a state representative, governor and US Senator, and says he's been elected to more offices than any person in Ohio history. Voinovich is the fourth Republican Senator to announce his retirement since the fall election that swept Democrats into office across the country.