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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:52 PM

Peter King, Veteran New York Republican in House, Announces He Will Retire.

'Peter T. King, the longest-serving Republican in New York’s congressional delegation, will join a growing Republican exodus from the House ahead of 2020.

Mr. King, who is currently serving his 14th term in the House, said in a statement that his decision was primarily motivated by the desire to end the weekly commute to Washington after nearly three decades and have “more flexibility” to spend time with his children and grandchildren.

But in an interview, Mr. King conceded that the toxic political environment in Washington and the uncertainties of a coming impeachment proceeding against President Trump had underscored his sense that it was time to leave.

“Something was building for a while,” Mr. King said. The difficulties of coordinating his Thanksgiving and Christmas travel plans with family amid the unknowns of the impeachment battle, he said, “somehow became like a metaphor” fueling his decision.'>>>

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/11/us/politics/peter-king-retire.html?

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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 01:18 PM

1. So he can't stay in his job, plan holidays with his family,

cause of the impeachment inquiry. I'm not surprised, he is in a cult after all.

1. He knows Trump will be impeached
2. He knows Trump is very unpopular in NY
3. He knows he won't win his re-election, especially in NY

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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 01:50 PM

2. Hopefully a good Dem candidate will flip this seat

King's prior history of seemingly insurmountable victory margins came to a screeching halt when he ended up with 53% in the last mid-term. The combination of Trump baggage and having a GOP non-incumbent on the ballot could very well flip this seat blue if Democrats field a strong candidate.

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