Anna Webber / Getty ImagesCongresswoman Cheri Bustos speaks during the 33rd Annual Women’s Campaign Fund Parties of Your Choice at the Peter and Mary Max home on April 22, 2013. (Anna Webber / Getty Images)
Democratic Rep. Cheri Bustos of Illinois, who led the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee last year as the GOP made vast inroads into the Democratic House majority, has announced she will retire.
Bustos made her announcement Friday in a video in which she said it was “time for a new voice.”
She also teased a possible future political career saying that “it will always be my goal to think big.”
“As I turn every corner on each decade of life, I take time to reflect and evaluate what my next chapter might bring,” Bustos said in a statement.