Ailing Rep. Julia Carson Won't Seek Re-Election

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana Congresswoman Julia Carson won't run for re-election, after learning she has terminal lung cancer.

That word comes from the six-term Democrat's chief of staff.

Carson announced over the weekend that the cancer, which had gone into remission years ago, was back with a "terminal vengeance."

Carson was the first black and first woman to represent Indianapolis in Congress when she was elected in 1996.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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