Texas GOP Rep. Conaway won't seek reelection: report

Texas GOP Rep. Conaway won't seek reelection: report
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Rep. Mike ConawayKenneth (Mike) Michael ConawayTexas faces turbulent political moment Democratic Party official: Texas is 'biggest battleground state in the country' Another Texas congressman planning to retire MORE (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 Agriculture Committee and serves as a senior member of the powerful House Intelligence Committee, where he played a key role in its Russia probe.

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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.

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Texas's 11th Congressional District is traditionally a Republican stronghold.