Another Republican lawmaker has announced that he won’t seek reelection in 2020.
Rep. Peter King, a 14-term lawmaker from New York, who’s known for his bipartisan efforts, announced on Facebook that he will be retiring.
“The prime reason for my decision was that after 28 years of spending 4 days a week in Washington, D.C., it is time to end the weekly commute and be home in Seaford. Politically, I will miss the energy and dynamism of a re-election campaign especially since my polling numbers are as strong as they have ever been and I have more than $1 million in campaign funds. Governmentally, I will miss fighting for the people of my district and America and will always be proud of my efforts for 9/11 victims and their families; protecting our citizens from terrorism and MS-13,” he said on his post.
One Democrat, Jackie Gordon, who previously announced she was running against King, is currently the only person in the race.
King is the third lawmaker from New York to announce his retirement.
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