Another GOP Retirement Shakes Up Congress

New Jersey Rep. Frank LoBiondo will not seek re-election next year.

WPG Talk radio first reported the news Tuesday. A New Jersey source confirmed LoBiondo’s retirement.

LoBiondo, first elected in 1994, represents a South Jersey district that President Donald Trump won by less than 5 points. Former President Barack Obama carried the district by 8 points in both 2012 and 2008.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee made LoBiondo an early target for 2018 and will go after an open seat even more aggressively. In the past, Democrats have struggled to recruit candidates to challenge LoBiondo because of his strong labor backing and moderate voting record.

Read more at Roll Call.