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Virginia's Bob Goodlatte Not Running for Re-Election

Simone Pathe, CQ-Roll Call on

Published in Political News

WASHINGTON -- House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte of Virginia announced Thursday he will not seek a 14th term.

"With my time as Chairman of the Judiciary Committee ending in December 2018, this is a natural stepping-off point and an opportunity to begin a new chapter of my career and spend more time with my family, particularly my granddaughters," the Republican said in a statement.

Goodlatte's district is solidly Republican; President Donald Trump won it by 25 points last fall.

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