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Puerto Rico: Party Leader and Luis Gutierrez

puerto rico: This is my time to move on, the congressman said at a Chicago news conference, according to Metro News. I want to take my energy and abilities to somewhere where I know I want to place them. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, a Democratic party leader on efforts to overhaul the nation's immigration laws, announced Tuesday he won't seek re-election next year after 13 terms. Oscillating between emotional and spirited, Gutierrez refused to call it a retirement, saying he still plans on advocating for immigrant rights and for storm-damaged Puerto Rico, where his family is from. He appeared alongside Cook County Commissioner Jesus Chuy Garcia and endorsed him as his replacement. After his term ends in 2019, he said he'll travel nationwide with his family and wants to do it while he's healthy. ( As reported in the news.