Dec 16, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Rep. Kihuen won't seek reelection in wake of harassment allegations

Rep. Ruben Kihuen.

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Democratic Congressman Ruben Kihuen is not running for reelection, Politico reports, after he was accused of sexual harassment. He has denied the allegations, but told the Las Vegas Review-Journal it's "in the best interest of [his] family and [his] constituents" to finish his term and not seek reelection.

Why it matters: The House Ethics Committee said it would be investigating the claims against Kihuen on Friday.

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