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Rep. Peter king, R-NY, will not seek re-election in 2020

in the vicinityVideoRep. Peter king, R-NY, will not seek re-election in 2020

Rep. Peter king, R-NY, will not seek re-election in 2020. He is one of the four senators and 17 other members of the house who have announced that they will not seek re-election.

Rep. Peter king, R-NY, the powerful 14-term Congressman, announced once Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, on Monday he will not seek re-election in 2020.

King, in a statement on Monday, said his “most important reason” for retirement “was that after 28 years, four days to spend a week in Washington, DC, it’s time to end the weekly commute and a house in Seaford.”

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“This was not an easy decision. But there is a season for everything, and rosemary and I decided that, above all, as we said, both in good health, it is time to have the flexibility, spend more time with our children and grandchildren,” he said. “My daughter’s recent move to North Carolina certainly my thinking accelerated.”

Rep. Peter king, R-NY, announced his resignation on Monday, after he was in the house of representatives for 28 years.
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The 75-year-old Congressman said his decades in Congress have been “an extraordinary experience.” Currently, he serves as a member of the Homeland Security Committee, where he served as Chairman from 2005-2006, and again from 2011-2012, is a high-ranking member of the sub-committee on Emergency Preparedness, and also serves on the Financial Services Committee.

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“Politically, I’m going to miss the energy and dynamics of a re-election campaign, especially since my polling numbers are, as you have ever been to, and I have more than $wrote 1 million in campaign funds”, ” the King in his Declaration. He said he will continue to be “politically active.”

He added, “In the coming weeks and during the next year, I intend to vote against President trump, for the prosecution, and the President in support of the application for the re-election.”

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King is one of several Republicans — four senators and 17 other members of the house — have announced that they will not seek re-election.

Fox News’ Chad Pergram contributed to this report.

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