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Another House Republican Won't Seek Re-election In 2018

He joins a growing number of House Republicans leaving office.
Posted at 6:32 PM, Jan 08, 2018

Another House Republican says he won't seek re-election, adding to a growing list of soon-to-be vacant seats for the GOP.

Rep. Ed Royce of California said in a statement he would "focus fully on the urgent threats facing our nation" and that he "decided not to seek reelection in November."

More than 25 House Republicans won't seek re-election for one reason or another; that's right around the number of seats Democrats would need to retake the majority in the chamber, something that hasn't happened since 2011.