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U.S. REP Paul Cook of California announced Tuesday that he will not seek re-election in the year 2020, the add runs to his name on the shaft of the GOP that have shaken given his party and the hopes of the Democrats to flip several seats.
The four-term legislator, is one of more than a dozen Republicans announce their retirement in recent weeks. In a statement, he said he planned to be reported for the San Bernardino Board of supervisors, The Los Angeles Times.
“Serving in Congress is an absolute honor and I’m proud of my numerous victories in the midst of a harsh partisan atmosphere,” he said in a statement. “Our high desert is still in need of strong leadership at the county level, and I promise to fight for this area with the same dedication and conviction, I presented my whole career.”
WORRYING SIGNS FOR THE HOUSE GOP AS RETIREMENTS MOUNT IN FRONT OF THE YEAR 2020 ELECTIONS
15. March 2012: Then-Congressman Paul cook, R-Yucca Valley, speaks at the Capitol news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Koch, now of the reigning 8. District Congressman, announced Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, that he decide for re-election to Congress next year, run for a seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors in the year 2020.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
Cook, a Marine Corps veteran, serves committees on the House Armed Services and Natural resources and previously served in the California State Assembly. He was to represent the first of California’s 8th Congressional District, elected in the year 2012.
He won re-election in 2018, against a Tea y Challenger with 60 percent of the vote.
Cooking is the seat likely to stay in Republican control, because of the district reject the conservative. President Trump the district in 2016, won more than 54 percent of the vote.
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California State Deputy Jay upper Nolte said that he will try to replace cook.
Democrats flipped the house, several seats in the last year and the party are looking to extend to the majority in the chamber. Some of the GOP-departures are in States targeted by Democrats, such as Texas.