Oct 4, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Rep. Tim Murphy won't seek re-election after abortion reports

Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., left, and Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., right, walk outside the Supreme Court in 2015. Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

Representative Tim Murphy told KDKA's Jon Delano he won't be seeking re-election in 2018, just a day after the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported he pushed his mistress to have an abortion earlier this year despite his pro-life political stance.

Why it matters: There are three Democrats already vying for his seat, according to Ballotpedia. Murphy, who has been in Congress since 2003, ran unopposed — by Dems and Republicans alike — in every election since 2012.

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