Dem Senator Tim Johnson: "It Is Time For Me To Say Goodbye"

"Your patience and prayers allowed me to recover from a life-threatening brain injury"

Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson of South Dakota says he still feels the lingering effects of a 2006 brain hemorrhage, but he also says he's reached an stage in life in which it's time to retire and spend time with his six grandchildren. (March 26)

I will be 68 years old at the end of this term, and it is time for me to say goodbye,” Johnson said at a news conference at the University of South Dakota. “As much as my wife Barbara would like me to run again, I have to say no,” - Richmond, VA News