Politico: Hinchey won't run for reelection in 2012

A breaking-news tweet from DC news blog Politico a few minutes ago:

Wonder what @MikeHeinForExec thinks of this. Though he did have a few words on the topic for Hudson Valley Magazine, in this month's issue:

And although [Mike Hein] has been approached about higher office — he was rumored to be on the short list for Andrew Cuomo’s lieutenant governor and admits to being asked to run for Congress — he demurs. “That’s all very flattering,” he says, “but I got into government to make a difference for the people of Ulster County.”

Update, 3:25pm: Hinchey's office confirms the Congressman is retiring, will make a public announcement Thursday. (Times Herald-Record)