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Mon May 28, 2018, 05:17 PM

Rep. Garrett announces he is an alcoholic and will not seek re-election.

He changed his mind about running.

Washington Post

RICHMOND ó Rep. Thomas Garrett (R-Va.) announced Monday that he is struggling with alcoholism and will abandon his run for a second term in Congress so he can focus on recovery and his family.

Garrett, a member of the conservative Freedom Caucus, is the 44th Republican to retire or announce they will not seek reelection to the House this year, according to CNNís retirement tracker. Many are leaving in anticipation of a strong Democratic performance in Congressional races this fall and out of frustration with partisan politics in Washington.

The former Virginia state senator was facing a robust challenge from his Democratic challenger, journalist and author Leslie Cockburn, who had raised more money than him and had more cash on hand.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/rep-garrett-announces-he-is-an-alcoholic-and-will-not-seek-re-election/2018/05/28/40e8839a-62b2-11e8-99d2-0d678ec08c2f_story.html?utm_term=.8f21efb3906a

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Reply Rep. Garrett announces he is an alcoholic and will not seek re-election. (Original post)
Yonnie3 May 2018 OP
no_hypocrisy May 2018 #1
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Response to Yonnie3 (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2018, 05:18 PM

1. See? Trump even pushes Tea Party Republicans to be dependent on alcohol.

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Mon May 28, 2018, 05:55 PM

2. Hope he gets better.

But I can't complain about even better odds of picking up the seat without an incumbent. Cockburn is really in the drivers seat now.

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Mon May 28, 2018, 06:01 PM

3. There goes our "One term Tom" slogan

I'm wondering who will run in his stead and when we will know. The WaPo mentions some strong candidates from the state house.

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