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Lynn Westmoreland Won't Seek Re-election

Westmoreland won't seek re-election. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Six-term Georgia Rep. Lynn Westmoreland announced Thursday that he will retire from Congress at the end of this term.  

“After a busy fall in Congress, I finally had the opportunity for quiet reflection over the Christmas break. I spent time in prayer and with my family, and with their blessing, have decided I will no longer seek re-election for Georgia’s 3rd Congressional District," the Republican said in a statement.