Two More House Democrats Announce They Won’t Seek Re-election

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Two more House Democrats have announced they will not be running for re-election this year. On Tuesday, Jim Langevin and Jerry McNerney said they will not run for another term in Congress.

Rep. Langevin announce through a video on his Twitter he’s decided not to run so he can spend more time with friends and family.

The Hill reports:

“After serving the people of Rhode Island for over 36 years, including 11 terms and nearly 22 years in Congress, today I’m announcing that I will not be a candidate for elected office this November,” Langevin said.

And McNerney, who has served in the House since 2007, said he would not seek reelection to a newly drawn district.

“I am honored that the citizens of California’s 9th Congressional District chose me as their representative in the past five elections, and that those in California’s previous 11th Congressional District gave me the privilege of representing them for three terms,” McNerney said.

McNerney’s departure gives an opening for Rep. Josh Harder (D-Calif.) to run in the redrawn district instead, which is expected to be relatively safe terrain for Democrats.

The twin announcements mark the 27th and 28th House Democrats announced they would not run for re-election.



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