Sen. Miller of Georgia Says He'll Retire in 2004

From Times Wire Reports

Sen. Zell Miller, a Georgia Democrat who frequently sides with Republicans, said he will not seek reelection in 2004.

Miller, 70, was appointed to his seat after Sen. Paul Coverdell died in July 2000, then won it in an election that November.

In a statement, Miller said he would not endorse or campaign for a candidate to replace him, and would resign after the November 2004 election to let his successor get a seniority edge.

Miller is one of the Senate's most conservative Democrats, and was an early backer of President Bush's tax cuts in 2001.

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