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Texas GOP Rep. Mike Conaway won't seek reelection


Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas) is reportedly planning to retire at the end of his term.

Conaway — who was first elected to the lower chamber in 2004 — is currently the top Republican on the House Committee on Agriculture and serves as a senior member of the powerful House Intelligence Committee, where he played a key role in its Russia probe.

He will not seek reelection in 2020, multiple sources told Politico on Tuesday. The Texas lawmaker is slated to give a press conference in Midland on Wednesday, according to the news outlet.

His office declined to comment to The Hill.

The Texas Republican is the fifth GOP lawmaker to retire over the course of the past two weeks, joining Reps. Paul Mitchell (Mich.), Pete Olson (Texas) and Martha Roby (Ala.) and Rob Bishop (Utah).

Texas's 11th Congressional District is traditionally a Republican stronghold, with the Cook Partisan Voting Index rating it as an R+32.

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