Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.), a key House moderate from a swing district, announced Thursday that he would not seek reelection next year for an eighth term.
“I’ve worked to instill stability, certainty, and predictability in Washington,” Dent, a co-chairman of the moderate Tuesday Group, said in a statement.
“Regrettably, that has not been easy given the disruptive outside influences that profit from increased polarization and ideological rigidity that leads to dysfunction, disorder, and chaos,” he said.
Dent indicated that he decided in “mid-summer” to retire from Congress after having “periodic discussions” with family about his future in public office since the 2013 government shutdown.
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