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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