New York Representative Eric Massa to retire
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
New York Representative announced Wednesday that he would be stepping down as Congressman from New York's . He cited health reasons for the sudden announcement. Massa is the latest in a string of United States Congresspeople to resign or not to seek reelection in 2010.
He said that he had his third non-specific cancer recurrence in December 2009. He implied that his cancer is terminal, saying “I will now enter the final phase of my life at a more controlled pace.”
He denied claims that his resignation is related to aaccusation from a male aide. He said that this was untrue, although he admitted to using so called "salty language".
- David M. Halbfinger. "N.Y. Democrat Retiring From Congress" — , March 3, 2010
- Carolyn Thompson. "NY Democrat Massa retiring, citing health reasons" — , March 3, 2010
- "New York Rep. Massa calls it quits" — , March 3, 2010
- Thomas Adams. "Massa expected to announce retirement; Brooks considers running" — , March 3, 2010