Florida Rep. Slated to Become 31st Democrat Not to Run for Re-election

Democratic Florida Rep. Ted Deutch is expected to announce he will not seek reelection as the party tries to avoid major losses in the midterm elections this year.

The retirement announcement would make him the 31st Democrat in the House to opt against running again this cycle. Deutch, who represents a district that covers parts of Broward and Palm Beach counties, was first elected to Congress in a special election in 2010.

CBS Miami first reported the news on Monday.

Deutch currently serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Judiciary Committee, and he chairs the House Ethics Committee.

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