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Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., the powerful 14-term congressman who once chaired the House Committee on Homeland Security, announced Monday he will not seek reelection in 2020.
King, in a statement Monday, said his “prime reason” for retiring “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.”
The article goes on to state the following:
“This was not an easy decision. But there is a season for everything and Rosemary and I decided that, especially since we are both in good health, it is time to have the flexibility to spend more time with our children and grandchildren,” he said. “My daughter’s recent move to North Carolina certainly accelerated my thinking.”
King released the following statement on Facebook Monday morning announcing his decision:
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Rep. Peter King, R-NY, will not seek re-election in 2020https://t.co/4EIxxpbpEl
— HARLAN Z. HILL (@Harlan) November 11, 2019
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