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Democrat Rep. Bob Brady will not seek re-election

Bob Brady

Rep. Bob Brady (D-Penn.) will not run for re-election, Brady's attorney told Action News. The Pennsylvania congressman has been chairman of Philadelphia's Democratic Party since 1986 and a member of the House since 1998.

Why it matters: Brady joins 15 other House Democrats who will not run for re-election in 2018.

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