A high-ranking Republican congressman introduced Thursday that he wouldn’t run for reelection.
Rep. Bob Goodlatte, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, stated he would retire on the finish of his time period. The Virginia lawmaker has held his seat since 1993.
Fall retirement bulletins are nothing new. On common, 22 House members retire every cycle, Roll Call reported.
Here’s the checklist of Republicans, within the House and Senate, who’ve introduced they won’t search re-election:
Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., stated he would not run for a 3rd time period. His feud with President Trump has solely escalated.
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Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., introduced on Sept. 27 that he won’t search a 3rd time period in 2018.
Corker, 65, had beforehand stated that he “couldn’t imagine” serving greater than two phrases. Corker has usually feuded with Trump.
Rep. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania, who has been overtly vital of President Donald Trump, introduced his retirement in September.
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Pennsylvania Rep. Charlie Dent stated on Sept. 7 that he wouldn’t search re-election. The seven-term congressman advised Fox News that he made the choice each for private causes and since “the polarization around here is pretty severe.”
Dent, 57, has been overtly vital of Trump. He voted in opposition to get together traces and a repeal of ObamaCare earlier this summer time.
Rep. Jimmy Duncan Jr., R-Tenn., introduced in July that he wouldn’t search re-election.
“I love my job, but I love my family more.”
– Rep. Duncan
In saying his retirement, Duncan, 70, thanked conservatives who supported him in opposition to “recent attacks against me from the far left.”
“I have decided I wanted to spend less time in airports, airplanes and traveling around the district and more time with my family, especially my nine grandchildren, who all live in Knoxville,” Duncan stated. “I love my job, but I love my family more.”
Roll Call reported that Duncan’s sister, state Sen. Becky Duncan Mbadey, might launch a bid for his empty seat.
In saying that he wouldn’t run for reelection, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., slammed Republicans and President Trump.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., introduced on Oct. 24 that he wouldn’t search re-election. Flake is an ardent critic of Trump.
Flake, 54, confronted a tricky re-election marketing campaign in Arizona in opposition to Kelli Ward, a doctor who has additionally challenged Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. Trump has beforehand stated that it was “great” that Ward was operating in opposition to a “toxic” Flake.
In saying that he wouldn’t run for re-election, Flake stated the GOP is turning into a “backward-looking minority party.”
“It is clear in this moment that a traditional conservative, who believes in limited government and free markets, who is devoted to free-trade, who is pro-immigration, has a narrower and narrower path to nomination in the Republican Party, the party that has for so long defined itself by its belief in those things,” Flake stated.
Rep. Bob Goodlatte, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced on Nov. 9 that he wouldn’t search reelection.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte introduced on Nov. 9 that he wouldn’t search reelection, saying it’s “the right time to step aside.”
The Virginia lawmaker, who has been in Congress since 1993, stated he has mentioned whether or not to run for reelection along with his spouse, Maryellen, each two years. This yr’s dialog, Goodlatte stated, was totally different.
“With my time as Chairman of the Judiciary Committee ending in December 2018, this is a natural stepping-off point and an opportunity to begin a new chapter of my career and spend more time with my family, particularly my granddaughters,” Goodlatte, 65, stated in a letter.
Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-TX, won’t search reelection.
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Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, introduced on Oct. 31 that he won’t run for re-election in 2018.
“Today I am announcing that I will not seek re-election to the US Congress in 2018. Although service in Congress remains the greatest privilege of my life, I never intended to make it a lifetime commitment, and I have already stayed far longer than I had originally planned,” Hensarling, 60, stated, in response to the Dallas Morning News.
Hensarling additionally added that he desires to spend extra time along with his household.
Thought to be a candidate for governor in Kansas, Rep. Lynn Jenkins as an alternative stated she’ll be returning to the personal sector.
Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan., introduced on Jan. 25 that she wouldn’t search re-election or run for an additional workplace.
Jenkins, 54, stated she needed to return to the personal sector though she was extremely rumored to be a potential gubernatorial candidate in Kansas.
Longtime Rep. Sam Johnson, 86, introduced his retirement in January.
Longtime Texas Rep. Sam Johnson introduced his retirement on Jan. 6.
“For me, the Lord has made clear that the season of my life in Congress is coming to an end,” Johnson, 87, stated.
Johnson is an Air Force veteran who was a prisoner of warfare on the notorious Hanoi Hilton in Vietnam.
Rep. Raul Labrador is operating for governor in Idaho as an alternative of searching for reelection.
Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, introduced this summer time that he would end out his present time period however then run for governor of Idaho in 2018 as an alternative of re-election, in response to HuffPost.
Labrador, 49, is a founding member of the House Freedom Caucus.
Rep. Frank LoBiondo of New Jersey introduced on Nov. 7 that he would retire from Congress.
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Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J., will retire from Congress on the finish of his time period, Fox News has realized. The 71-year-old badumed his seat in 1995.
LoBiondo’s retirement opens up a seat in a possible swing district. Trump gained in it 2016, however former President Barack Obama took the district in 2012.
The GOP lawmaker has differed from his get together on sure points. He voted in opposition to the funds framework and has expressed considerations about Republicans’ tax plan, particularly the transfer to remove sure state and native deductions.
Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., resigned from his place in October following stories that he tried to strain his mistress into having an abortion.
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GOP Rep. Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania introduced on Oct. 5 that he would resign his place in Congress. The information adopted stories that the lawmaker, who has publicly been staunchly anti-abortion, had an affair and requested his mistress to get an abortion once they believed she was pregnant.
Murphy, 65, stated he’ll “take personal time to seek help as my family and I continue to work through our personal difficulties.”
Rep. Kristi Noem is operating for governor in South Dakota.
Instead of searching for reelection in 2018, Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., introduced in November 2016 that she will run for governor as an alternative.
In her announcement, Noem, 45, formally kicked off her gubernatorial bid this yr.
Rep. Steve Pearce is operating for governor in New Mexico as an alternative of reelection.
New Mexico Rep. Steve Pearce opted to run for governor of his state as an alternative of reelection in July.
Pearce, 70, has been a congressman for greater than 12 years. He advised the Albuquerque Journal that as governor he would give attention to the exodus of younger individuals leaving the state.
Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, introduced that he wouldn’t search reelection on Nov. 7.
In a Twitter message, Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, introduced that he won’t search reelection.
“I am grateful for the honor and privilege to represent the best people in America, Texas’s Second Congressional District. Thanks to the good Lord, I’m in good health, but it’s time for the next step,” Poe, 69, stated on Nov. 7.
He added that he’s planning to spend extra time along with his grandchildren. All 12 of them have been born since he’s been in Congress, Poe stated. He badumed workplace in 2005.
Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash., has served seven phrases in Congress.
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After serving seven phrases in Congress, Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash., stated he wouldn’t search reelection on Sept. 6. A former sheriff, Reichert, 67, represents a district that’s being focused by Democrats in 2018. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gained the world within the 2016 election.
Reichert stated the choice to retire from Congress was “the right one for my family and me.”
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., was not a robust supporter of President Trump.
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., introduced on April 30 that she wouldn’t search reelection. Ros-Lehtinen, 65, has been a congresswoman since 1989.
“The most difficult challenge is not to simply keep winning elections; but rather the more difficult challenge is to not let the ability to win define my seasons,” she stated.
Born in Havana, Cuba, Ros-Lehtinen is taken into account a reasonable Republican who was not a robust supporter of Trump.
Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, introduced Nov. 2 he could be retiring from Congress on the finish of his time period.
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Rep. Lamar Smith, a Republican serving Texas, introduced Nov. 2 that he could be retiring from Congress on the finish of his time period.
Smith, who chairs the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, has served within the House of Representatives since 1987.
Rep. Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, introduced Oct. 19 that he could be resigning from workplace in early 2018 to guide a enterprise coverage group.
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Ohio Rep. Pat Tiberi introduced on Oct. 19 that he would resign from Congress in early 2018 to guide the Ohio Business Roundtable, because the affiliation’s president.
Serving as a Republican Congressman for 17 years, Tiberi, 55, stated that whereas he has “not yet determined a final resignation date, I will be leaving Congress by January 31, 2018.”
Rep. Dave Trott, R-Mich., stated he won’t search reelection, doubtlessly paving the best way for the Republican-leaning district to flip.
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Rep. Dave Trott, R-Mich., introduced on Sept. 11 that he wouldn’t search reelection.
Trott, 57, will retire on the finish of his second time period. His district is Republican-leaning, however badysts advised the Detroit News Democrat might flip the seat.
Fox News’ Chad Pergram and Nicole Darrah contributed to this report.
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