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U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, Democrat representing much of Louisville, won’t seek reelection

Congressman John Yarmuth, the Democrat who represents much of Louisville, just announced this term will be his last.”I will have plenty more to say in the coming year as we fight to further our progressive values in D.C. and here at home. For now, please know that you have my gratitude and I am far from done fighting for you,” he said in a message to the media.The 73-year-old said when this term — his 8th — in the U.S. House of Representatives is over, he’s retiring from Congress. He posted a nearly 3-minute message on YouTube explaining his reasoning. Watch it in the player above. Yarmuth, of Louisville, officially serves the state’s Third Congressional District. He has served as Chairman of the House Budget Committee since 2019, and also serves on the Committee on Education and Labor.He’s the only Democrat U.S. representative for Kentucky. Less than 10 minutes after this news came out, Morgan McGarvey, a Democratic member of the Kentucky Senate representing the 19th district, announced he’ll be running for Yarmuth’s seat. Back in July, Kentucky State Rep. Attica Scott, who serves in the Kentucky House of Representatives for the 41st district, announced she’d also be running.WLKY will have more on this story soon.

Congressman John Yarmuth, the Democrat who represents much of Louisville, just announced this term will be his last.

“I will have plenty more to say in the coming year as we fight to further our progressive values in D.C. and here at home. For now, please know that you have my gratitude and I am far from done fighting for you,” he said in a message to the media.

The 73-year-old said when this term — his 8th — in the U.S. House of Representatives is over, he’s retiring from Congress.

He posted a nearly 3-minute message on YouTube explaining his reasoning. Watch it in the player above.

Yarmuth, of Louisville, officially serves the state’s Third Congressional District. He has served as Chairman of the House Budget Committee since 2019, and also serves on the Committee on Education and Labor.

He’s the only Democrat U.S. representative for Kentucky.

Less than 10 minutes after this news came out, Morgan McGarvey, a Democratic member of the Kentucky Senate representing the 19th district, announced he’ll be running for Yarmuth’s seat.

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Back in July, Kentucky State Rep. Attica Scott, who serves in the Kentucky House of Representatives for the 41st district, announced she’d also be running.

WLKY will have more on this story soon.

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