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Thu Sep 7, 2017, 09:15 PM

Dent announces he'll retire from Congress

Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.), a key House moderate from a swing district, announced Thursday that he would not seek reelection next year for an eighth term.

"I've worked to instill stability, certainty, and predictability in Washington," Dent, a co-chairman of the moderate Tuesday Group, said in a statement.

"Regrettably, that has not been easy given the disruptive outside influences that profit from increased polarization and ideological rigidity that leads to dysfunction, disorder, and chaos," he said.

Dent indicated that he decided in "mid-summer" to retire from Congress after having "periodic discussions" with family about his future in public office since the 2013 government shutdown.

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read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/349750-dent-announces-he-wont-seek-reelection

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Response to ATL Ebony (Original post)

Thu Sep 7, 2017, 10:37 PM

1. He's my Rep. He is extremely popular here. I hope we can replace Charlie with a Democrat!

 

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 05:08 AM

2. That would be awesome and seems possible -- it's a swing district.

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Response to ATL Ebony (Original post)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 07:40 AM

3. Dent is often interviewed by cable news reporters. He seems to be

a reasonable, even handed person.

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Response to oasis (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 11:27 AM

4. I think so too. It took a while before I even realized he was Republican.

If leaving based on a health-related decision I wish him well. Hopefully his replacement will be a Democrat, we could use the seat.

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