GOP Rep. Steve Buyer To Retire


Rep. Steve Buyer (R-IN) will retire this year, CBS affiliate in Indianapolis reports.

Buyer has recently been the subject of media scrutiny over possible ethics violations in connection with a charitable foundation he’d set up. The CBS affiliate reports that Buyer will officially cite his wife’s health problems as a reason for his retirement.

The Republicans start out with a strong advantage to hold this seat. Buyer’s district voted 56%-43% for John McCain in 2008, and before that it voted by 69%-30% for George W. Bush in 2004, and 67%-32% for Bush in 2000.