LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — New York Congressman Peter King announced Monday morning he will not be seeking re-election in 2020.
“After 28 years of spending 4 days a week in Washington, D.C., it is time to end the weekly commute and be home in Seaford,” the longtime GOP representative said in a statement posted to his Facebook page.
“This was not an easy decision,” King said in the statement.
“My time in Congress has been an extraordinary experience – an experience I wouldn’t have even dared imagine when I was a kid growing up in Sunnyside or a college student loading and unloading trucks and freight cars at Manhattan’s West Side Railway Terminal,” he continued, looking fondly back on his years in politics.
I feel much better since I gave up hope.
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