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Congress Exit: Gop Departures and Texas Rep

congress exit: Will Hurd, the lone African-American Republican in the House, announced that he would be retiring from Congress, according to Rabble. Hurd's exit is part of a wave of GOP departures that signal the particular ways the Republican party is struggling under President Donald Trump but also how its problems don't stop with the president. Peter Suderman 8.6.2019 1 15 PM Media Contact & Reprint Requests SIPA/Newscom Last week, Texas Rep. Hurd, who is just 41, successfully won and held a Republican seat in the San Antonio area. From a strictly electoral perspective, Hurd's departure is a huge loss for the GOP. I have made the decision to not seek reelection for the 23rd Congressional District of Texas in order to pursue opportunities outside the halls of Congress to solve problems at the nexus between technology and national security. https // Rep. It's one of the nation's most competitive districts, and it went for Hillary Clinton in 2016. ( As reported in the news.