Seven-term Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) mentioned Tuesday he won’t search reelection in 2018, the most recent in a string of GOP lawmakers to announce their retirements just lately.
Poe, a former prosecutor and decide, gained reelection in 2016 within the solidly conservative 2nd Congressional District by practically 30 factors, however mentioned he was prepared to maneuver on.
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“I am grateful for the honor and privilege to represent the best people in America, Texas’s Second Congressional District,” Poe mentioned in a press release on his official Twitter account.
Poe, 69, introduced final summer time he had been identified with Leukemia. But in his retirement announcement, the lawmaker mentioned he is in “good health” and plans to proceed pursuing his pursuits after leaving workplace.
In the previous week, two different Texas Republicans, Reps. Lamar Smith and Jeb Hensarling, additionally mentioned they would depart Congress after this time period.