Say goodbye to 56-year-old Pete Olson, who represents Texas' 22nd congressional district.
Sugar Land GOP Rep. Pete Olson won't run for reelection in district expected to be competitive in 2020. (Dallas Morning News, 7/25/2019)
"As someone who has long advocated for policies that put our families first, it's time for me to take my own advice and be a more consistent presence to help our family," he said in a news release, explaining that his wife's mother has suffered health problems that require more care.
Family first? Nah! Don't believe him for a minute. He sees that the 22nd is trending blue. Pete doesn't want to face the humiliation of a loss.
The art of the Texas gerrymander
The Obama elections:
- 2008: McCain, 60%; Obama 39%
- 2012: Romney, 62.1%; Obama 37.6%
Other Pete Olson posts:
Texas's 22nd congressional district is 'getting significantly less Republican fast'. (4/16/2018)
What the heck! Another Republican spouting nonsense about climate change. (12/6/2015)
Meet the members of the Republican Study Committee. (8/11/2015)
No friend to the environment. (5/18/2015)
Other retirement posts:
Alabama 1st CD. Bradley Byrne. (8/1/2019)
Alabama 2nd CD. Martha Roby. (8/1/2019)
Georgia 7th CD. Rob Woodall. (8/2/2019)
Indiana 5th CD. Susan Brooks. (8/3/2019)
Texas 11th CD. Tom Conaway. (8/3/2019)