Republican Rep. Announces He Won’t Seek Re-election

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Indiana Representative Trey Hollingsworth announced he does not intend to seek re-election, becoming the 12th Republican to bow out ahead of this year’s midterms elections.

According to The Washington Examiner:

In an op-ed for the Herald-Times, Hollingsworth wrote, “I ran for Congress to return this government to the people from the career politicians who had broken it, and I will be damned if I become one in the process. I hope Hoosiers will replace their Congressman with someone with a similar attitude. Voters in America should, too.”

The third-term lawmaker cited his pledge in 2016 to spend no more than four terms in the House if elected because “serving the public wasn’t intended to be a career by our founders.”

The district is considered a safe Republican seat, located in south-central and southeastern Indiana and stretching from the southern suburbs of Indianapolis to the Kentucky state line. Hollingsworth, 38, would likely have been elected to a fourth term had he sought one.

Hollingsworth was one of just 35 Republicans who joined Democrats to support the creation of an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the Capitol.

Some are speculating Hollingsworth will make a gubernatorial run now that he’s leaving Congress.



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Lew Tripp
Lew Tripp
4 months ago

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provobis
provobis
4 months ago

Good riddance, maybe a real conservative will run for his seat.

Bobby Myrick
Bobby Myrick
4 months ago
Reply to  provobis

WILL BE A DUMERCRAT IN CONSERATIVE CLOTHING.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
4 months ago
Reply to  Bobby Myrick

You mean someone electable?

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
4 months ago
Reply to  provobis

“Real Conservatives” make up a about 30% of our population.
God Damn Democracy

Casey
Casey
4 months ago

I don’t know anything about Trey Hollingsworth but his statement of; “I ran for Congress to return this government to the people from the career politicians who had broken it,….” is something that I believe in totally. My question is; “Did Mr. Hollingsworth put any legislation forward for TERM LIMITS?” If not, then he is just another lying politician and we have more than enough of those no matter what political party they are from.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
4 months ago
Reply to  Casey

We the people determine term limits at the ballot box.
If terms are limited law they should be limited to one.
You can’t run for a seat you occupy.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
4 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

*law

Rick Knight
Rick Knight
4 months ago

I would imagine he was going to have another republican run against him

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
4 months ago
Reply to  Rick Knight

I would imagine he is man of honor.
That he would stick to his word.
That he is true Rebublican.
Not a former member of the Democratic Party.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
4 months ago

If he voted for the fake Lizzie committee, I say good riddance. Indiana is a red state. Hopefully someone better will replace him.

Jay
Jay
4 months ago

They better get their crap together instead of wasting time on this fake set up 6th committee and start to focus on what is going on with the Russians , China, and the rest of our foes before its to damn late!!!!! All these crazy demo’s can’t see the forest for the trees! Our country is being destroyed by this pres. and the stupid demos that can not see
anything but taking down Trump!!!! I’m sick of it and all their games changing the rules is
all they can think of to get us all in bankruptcy and let Biden – Obama & company take us
to our knees….we better smarten up and fast!!!

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
4 months ago
Reply to  Jay

The Russians prefer Trump over Biden.
The Russians got away with a big piece of Ukraine under Trump’s

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
4 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Art of the Deal

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
4 months ago
Reply to  Jay

Trump taught China that it does not need America to improve it’s standard of living.
The whole world wants quality Chinese goods.

trebor
trebor
4 months ago

He joins John Katko from NY. Another RINO realizing he will not survive a primary. I worked for the guy’s initial race and helped unseat a Democrat idiot. Katko’s problem is that he does not represent those who put him in office the voter and he now realizes it. He was very successful as a Federal prosecutor of gangs but now I question how intelligent do you really have to be to achieve this? He quit and gets a paycheck for the rest of his life, guess he won this one to.

nascartom
nascartom
4 months ago
Reply to  trebor

That is part of the plan, remove these traitor RINOS from politics, and focus on Patriotism and honesty, that would be refreshing!!!

buzzard33
buzzard33
4 months ago

Not familiar with this guy but he sounds like he should take his 4th term and help get the bll rolling. I have respect for the fact that he does not want to be a career politician. That is something that you never see. I hope he changes his mind.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
4 months ago
Reply to  buzzard33

We the people decide how long a politician’s career lasts.
We don’t need a bunch of politicans telling us when it is time for someone to move on.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
4 months ago

A true man of honor.
So rare these days.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
4 months ago

The future of our nation depends on one man.
An old fat orange man.

nascartom
nascartom
4 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Democratic terrorists,Biden is just a non-reasoning puppet, with many handlers and spoke-persons, he has 50 years of non-accomplishments, and will never have the mental technique to muster any up!!

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
4 months ago
Reply to  nascartom

If you are an American then your President is Joe Biden.
Now swallow it.
Spitting will change nothing.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
4 months ago

This will give the Dems a better chance at the seat.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
4 months ago

Donald Trump is such a warm loving man.
So Jesus like.

Margaret
4 months ago

Tell that to Pelosi and her communist regime of domestic terrorists

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
4 months ago
Reply to  Margaret

Tell when you people can elect a majority in the House.
Or the Senate.

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