Another House Republican to resign this year

Another Republican in the House just announce he’s going to resign this year, but the seat should be safely Republican.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin Republican Rep. Mike Gallagher will resign when his term is up. Gallagher just voted against impeaching Biden’s DHS Secretary Mayorkas.

The Republican congressional primary in Wisconsin is August 13.

Here’s more from the Sentinel:

Wisconsin Republican Rep. Mike Gallagher, chairman of the Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party, will not seek reelection this November.

Gallagher told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel he will leave Congress at the end of his current term to enter the private sector and spend more time with his young family. He said his future work will be in-line with his national security goals and focus on defense policy.

Gallagher’s departure leaves open his safely-Republican northeastern Wisconsin seat. Republicans have about a 16-point edge in the largely rural 8th District, and Gallagher had won each reelection handily, by no fewer than 25 points. His announcement gives Republicans just months to join the race before the state’s primaries. A Trump-aligned GOP consultant living in Florida with ties to the district has indicated interest in the seat.

I couldn’t find anywhere that someone was challenging Gallagher for his seat but they should have plenty of time to get on the ballot and campaign.

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