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Novak: Scandal-plagued Lewis will retire.

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"Novak: Scandal-plagued Lewis will retire."

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“Republican sources on Capitol Hill and in California say Rep. Jerry Lewis, ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee who has been criticized on ethical grounds, will not seek a 16th term next year.” Lewis used his seat to steer earmarks towards to one of his closest friends and major campaign contributor. “He has not apologized and vigorously defended himself behind closed doors in the House Republican Conference.”

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