GOP Rep. Pete King says he won't seek reelection

GOP Rep. Pete King says he won't seek reelectionRep. Pete King of New York will not seek reelection in 2020, he said in a statement Monday morning — becoming the latest in a string of House Republican lawmakers to announce their retirements from Congress in recent months. King, a 14-term congressman first elected in 1992, said the “prime reason” for his departure “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, New York. While King’s seat is competitive, he suggested his decision to step down was not driven by fear of a challenger in next year’s election, citing his support in public polling and a formidable campaign war chest.

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