GOP Rep. Tim Johnson Will Retire

Illinois Republican Tim Johnson will retire from his post in the House of Representatives in 2012, according to reports.

Capitol Fax, an Illinois political website, first reported the news of Johnson’s departure, saying recent redistricting played a role in Johnson’s decision.

Johnson, who is coming off a March 20th primary victory, is expected to make the announcement Thursday after serving six terms in the House.

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands amid a news conference in Jerusalem on December 5, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

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