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Souder Submits Resignation Letters

Fox News has obtained the resignation letters that Rep. Mark Souder, R-Ind., handed in to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels (R) on Thursday. Souder announced Tuesday that he would resign this week after conducting an affair with a member of his staff.

With Souder’s resignation…and including the swearing-in today of Rep. Mark Critz, D-Pa., the House now has 431 members. The vacancies will be for the seats once held by Reps. Neil Abercrombie, D-Hawaii, Nathan Deal, R-Ga., Eric Massa, R-N.Y., and Souder. There are 255 Democrats and 176 Republicans.

The actual letters are pasted below:

Souder resignation letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

Dear Madame Speaker,

This letter is to inform you that I have sent the enclosed letter to Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana resigning my office as United States Representatives for the Third District of Indiana, effective Friday, May 21, 2010.

It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the people of Indiana.

Sincerely,

Mark E. Souder

Member of Congress

Souder resignation letter to Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels (R)

The Honorable Mitch Daniels

Governor

State of Indiana

I write to inform you that effective Friday, May 21, 2010, I resign from the office of the United States Representatives for the Third District of Indiana.

It has been an honor and privilege to serve the people of Indiana.

Sincerely,

Mark E. Souder

Member of Congress

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