Jake LaTurner becomes 22nd House GOP member to not run for reelection

Rep. Jake LaTurner (R-KS), one of the youngest House Republicans, is not running for reelection in 2024, joining the mass exodus of GOP members leaving Congress after a tumultuous year on Capitol Hill.

LaTurner, 36, announced his retirement from the House on Thursday. The Kansas congressman is the 22nd House Republican to decide against running for reelection.

However, unlike his fellow GOP member Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), 40, LaTurner said he plans to serve out the remainder of his term. Gallagher is set to retire early from Congress on Friday, however, he may postpone his resignation in order to attend a critical vote series on foreign aid this weekend.

In his statement, LaTurner called the current “dysfunction” on Capitol Hill “distressing, but it almost always has been; we just didn’t see
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