Another House Democrat won’t run for reelection amid wave of retirements

Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) announced he would not run for another term in the House, making him the latest member of Congress from Maryland to retire after the 2024 cycle.

“This was an incredibly difficult decision for me because, now more than ever, Congress needs thoughtful, end-game representatives like me — members who care more about constituents and our country and less about cable news hits,” Ruppersberger said in a statement. “But it is time to pass the torch to a younger generation of leaders and I am looking forward to spending more time with my family.”

Ruppersberger’s exit leaves his seat open for the first time since he was elected in 2003. His seat is expected to remain safe in Democratic hands.

Ruppersberger is the latest of several Maryland congressmen eyeing the exits during the 2024 cycle, joining the
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