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House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte announces he's not running for re-election

Posted November 9, 2017 10:58 a.m. EST

— The head of the powerful House judiciary committee, Bob Goodlatte, is not running for re-election, the Virginia Republican announced Thursday.

"It's been an honor to serve #VA06 - thank you for your support and trust. It's time to step aside. I've decided I will not seek re-election," Goodlatte tweeted.

Goodlatte is the latest high profile House Republican to announce he's not seeking re-election. More than two dozen GOP representatives have announced they'll leave Congress by resigning, retiring or seeking another office.