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Arizona's Matt Salmon Will Not Seek Re-Election

Salmon will not run for re-election. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon, a fifth-term Republican, said Thursday he will not run for re-election this fall, lending his support to state Senate President Andy Biggs to replace him.  

“I couldn’t be more pleased that Andy has decided to run for my seat and continue the fight to return our nation to the values that made it great," Salmon said in a statement. "As Senate President, he has proven his commitment to advancing legislation that will make government smaller, more efficient and more accountable to the people.”  

Tennessee's Stephen Fincher Won't Run in 2016

Fincher will not seek a fourth term. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Updated 5:12 p.m.  Tennessee Republican Stephen Fincher announced Monday that he would not seek a fourth U.S. House term.  

“I am humbled by the opportunity to serve the people of West Tennessee, but I never intended to become a career politician. The last six years have been the opportunity of a lifetime, and I am honored to have been given the chance to serve," Fincher said in a statement.  

Reid Ribble Won't Seek Re-Election

Ribble won't seek a fourth term. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Three-term Wisconsin Republican Reid Ribble announced Saturday that he won't run for re-election — one term shy of the four-term limit pledge he made when first elected in 2010.  

"My reasons are fairly simple and straightforward. I feel very fortunate to have a strong marriage, grown children, and three wonderful grandchildren. I want to dedicate more time to them," Ribble said in a statement. Additionally, I’ve always said elected office shouldn’t be a career. I come from the private sector and am anxious to return to it and to a more private life."  

Steve Israel Will Not Seek Re-Election in 2016

Israel said Tuesday he would not seek re-election in 2016. (File Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Rep. Steve Israel, a New York Democrat who rose as a leader within his party, said late Tuesday he will not seek a ninth term in Congress.

“I considered this decision deeply, but ultimately, I want to be a team player and ensure that my district, which is the only competitive district in House Democratic Leadership, remains in the hands of Democrats when I leave," he said in a statement. 

Jim McDermott Announces Retirement

McDermott has served since 1989. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Fourteen-term Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., announced Monday he'll retire from Congress at the end of this session.  

First elected to Congress in 1988, the 79-year-old has been a liberal leader in the House for 26 years, championing single payer health insurance and voting against the Iraq War.  

Boehner-Backed Candidate Out of Race to Replace Him

Reynolds was believed to be who Boehner favored to replace him. (Bill Clark/Pool/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Butler County Auditor Roger Reynolds' abrupt withdrawal last week from the 16-way contest to fill the vacancy created by Speaker John A. Boehner’s retirement is another sign of how little conservatives think of the former speaker.

Reynolds was seen as a favorite among the 14 Republicans in the race and was believed to have Boehner's backing. But that didn't work in Reynolds' favor among some conservatives.

Cynthia Lummis Will Not Seek Fifth Term in House

Lummis, R-Wyo., won't seek re-election. (File Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Updated 7 a.m. Friday | Rep. Cynthia M. Lummis, a Republican who has represented the entire state of Wyoming in the House since 2009, said she will not seek re-election in 2016.  

In a statement , Lummis, said that representing the state "is a great honor and a serious responsibility," but, "after much thought," she has decided not to seek a fifth term.  “I used my political capital in Washington to bring about reform and to represent the best interests of Wyoming. Now it is time for a new face to take on this important task for Wyoming," she said.  

Hinojosa Announces Retirement After Nine Terms

Hinojosa was first elected to the House in 1996. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Updated 6:25 p.m. Friday | Rep. Rubén Hinojosa, D-Texas, announced Friday that he will retire from Congress at the end of this term.  

   

Kentucky's Whitfield Won't Seek 12th Term in Congress

Whitfield will leave the House at the end of his term. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Update 3:45 p.m. | Rep. Edward Whitfield, R-Ky., under a cloud of an ethics investigation, announced Tuesday he will not seek a 12th term in Congress.  

“Representing the people of the 1st District for 21 years has been an honor,” Whitfield said in a statement. “I will cherish forever the countless opportunities to work with them to nurture and strengthen the 35 counties comprising Kentucky’s First District.” With Whitfield on his way out, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer – who lost the governor’s primary earlier this year to Matt Bevin by 83 votes, but pulled wide margins in the district – could launch a campaign for the seat, four Republicans with knowledge of the district said Tuesday.  

Neugebauer Looking for 'New Challenge' After Congress

Neugebauer said it was the "right time for my family and me to have more time together." (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Updated 9:00 p.m. | Texas Republican Rep. Randy Neugebauer said Thursday he will not seek re-election in 2016 – opening the state's 19th District for another Republican's taking.  

During an interview with CQ Roll Call, Neugebauer said he made his decision public now in order to give potential replacements time to file for the seat before Texas' December 14 deadline to get in the primary. “There’s going to be a lot of different people," he said. “This is a seat that traditionally doesn’t come up very often.”