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Reporter Flores becomes the last Texas Republican to retire



Rep. Bill Flores William (Bill) Hose FloresConservatives urge Pelosi to cancel August recess Energy: Party of GOP lawmakers parody Green New Deal in new bill | House Republicans accuse Dems of ramming through climate bill Park Service chief grilling over Republican exclusion from House Republicans accuse Dems of invading climate law MORE (R-Texas) on Wednesday announced he would not seek re-election to Congressional sixth term, adding Congress of Texas Republican lawmakers heading for the exit.

Flores, the first Republican to represent the Waco area after the reconstruction, won his seat on the Tea Party wave of 201

0. He then defeated Resp. Chet Edwards (D) is more different than any other challenger who removed the sitting Democrat this year.

He stated in a statement that he intended to keep the promise of limiting the time he made when he first applied for the post.

"After many prayers in the last few days and after conversations with my wife Gina, during this time I decided that my current term would be my last," Flores said.

In Congress, Flores aligned himself with party leadership. , He chaired the Conservative Republican Study Committee, then defeated Resp. Mick Mulvaney John (Mick) Michael MulvaneyTrump's latest plan to undermine Social Security Trump says he will decide to cut foreign aid within Dick Cheney's week to participate in fundraising Trump's re-election: report MORE (RS. C.) in the second ballot. Then Mulvaney helped find the cause of Freedom's cause, an even more right-wing group of lawmakers who are making life difficult for Republican leaders.

Flores, who turned 65 in February, is the fifth Texas Republican to say he will not seek re-election next year, an unusual deluge of exits reflecting the unpleasant realities of minority living in the House.

Presumably, Republicans will hold on to Flores's seat, which stretches between College Station and Waco.

Flores never won less than 57 percent of the vote during his term and President Trump Donald John Trump poll: 40 percent of voters don't think Trump will win re-election Matisse: "I will say 'on politics' when it comes time' China disputes Trump claims to be fentanyl source MORE won the county by 18 points in 2016.

Updated at 9:35 AM


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