Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) announces he won't seek re-election

Rep. Mac Thornberry, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, attends a news conference with House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) announced Monday he would not seek reelection.

"It has been a great honor to serve the people of the 13th District of Texas as their congressman for the last 25 years," Thornberry said in a statement.

Thornberry previously served as Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and is currently the top Republican. He was first elected to his seat in 1994.

The congressman is now the sixth representative from Texas to announce they would not be returning to the House after 2020. His district has a solidly Republican history, with nearly 80% voting for Donald Trump in 2016.
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