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Rep. G. K. Butterfield announced Thursday he will retire at the end of his term, delivering a blow to Democrats’ efforts to maintain control of the House after next year’s midterm elections.
In a video announcement, Butterfield, who has represented his North Carolina district since 2004, said the changes from the state’s redistricting process left him “terribly disappointed.”
The article goes on to state the following:
The new North Carolina map made Butterfield’s previously safe district much more friendly to Republicans. Butterfield carried his previous district by 9 points last year, but his new district would have reelected him by just 1.
In his announcement, Butterfield, 74, called his decision “difficult” but said it was time for him to retire.
A total of 13 incumbent Democrats have now announced they will be retiring at the end of their term.
Congressman Butterfield Announces his Retirement https://t.co/y11dxGOgA3
— G. K. Butterfield (@GKButterfield) November 18, 2021
WATCH Butterfield’s announcement below:
.@GKButterfield, who has represented his North Carolina district since 2004, said the changes from the state’s redistricting process left him “terribly disappointed.”
The new map made his previously safe district more friendly to Republicans.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) November 18, 2021
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