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Mon Sep 30, 2019, 10:00 AM

Rep. Mac Thornberry becomes sixth Texas Republican in House to announce retirement ahead of 2020 [View all]

Source: Dallas News

The Texodus continues.

Clarendon Rep. Mac Thornberry on Monday announced that he will not run for reelection next year, making the 13-term lawmaker the sixth Texas Republican in Congress to head for the exits ahead of the 2020 election.

"We are reminded, however, that 'for everything there is a season,' and I believe that the time has come for a change," he said in a news release, saying that it's been a "great honor" to serve the people of his district. "Therefore, I will not be a candidate for reelection in the 2020 election."

His retirement marks a heavyweight loss for a state GOP delegation in flux. The Panhandle native, elected to the U.S. House in 1994, is one of the longest-tenured Texans in Washington from either party. He's spent the last three terms as the top Republican on the powerful House Armed Services Committee, serving as chairman for two of those terms.

Read more: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2019/09/30/rep-mac-thornberry-becomes-sixth-texas-republican-in-house-to-announce-retirement-ahead-of-2020-election/

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