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gpolit.com February 25, 2018


Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen Announces Retirement from Congress

01 February 2018, 12:13 | Rufus Hill

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WASHINGTON DC- JUNE 21 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen questions OMB Director Mick Mulvaney about his budget during a Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee hearing on the budget for the Office of Management and Budget the House Commit

Democrats, however, see Frelinghuysen's 11th congressional District as increasingly winnable in 2018. "That has certainly been my experience here in this House, and during my (U.S.) Army service in Vietnam". While Hillary Clinton only narrowly lost his suburban Morris and Essex County district, there are six other Republicans from districts the Democratic nominee did carry who aren't seeking re-election.

"I voted for him all these years, but never again", said Lee Karosen, a former Republican and lawyer from Cedar Knolls, who was among more than 100 people who showed up in pouring rain this month for the first anniversary of the "Fridays without Frelinghuysen" town-hall protest.

The leading Democrat is former Navy helicopter pilot-turned-federal prosecutor Mikie Sherrill, who is running with EMILY's List's endorsement. Frelinghuysen was a key vote for the GOP Obamacare repeal in the House, though he initially helped sink the first repeal attempt when he came out against it, and he was unable to significantly change the GOP tax bill, which would raise taxes on a number of his constituents by scaling back deductions on state and local taxes.

Frelinghuysen won by nearly 20 points in 2016, but he was viewed to be vulnerable this cycle. For 22 years, his father, Peter, represented a similar district; in every election and reelection, the younger Frelinghuysen won at least 58 percent of the vote. "Public service is an incredible way to turn your convictions into something that serves the greater good and to do it alongside people from every walk of life and background".

During a brief conversation with the New Jersey Herald on Monday, Scanlan said Frelinghuysen was a friend to the GOP in Sussex County and his departure would be felt beyond politics.

"This district has been held by a Republican since the 1980s, and we plan to keep it that way in November", said Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, chairman of the House GOP's campaign arm.

"While Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen and I did not agree on many issues, as a fellow veteran I deeply respect his service to our country and to this community", Sherrill said.

Look at it this way: The session that began last January is the 115th Congress, and 31% of them have had a Frelinghuysen in either the House or the Senate.

Granger, first elected in 1996 to represent Parker and Tarrant Counties in Texas's 12th District, now serves as Chairwoman of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Defense Appropriations. That's in comparison to just 14 Democrats leaving the House.

"For over a year, we asked nothing more than an opportunity to meet with our Congressman".

Thanking Frelinghuysen for his service, Cobert said public voices had been heard. The Cook Political Report has shifted his reliably Republican-leaning district to a "toss-up" this year.

Rodney Frelinghuysen is the latest veteran Republican to announce his retirement, opening up another competitive district as the GOP braces for what could be a brutal midterm cycle.



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