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Lamar Smith is latest House Republican to announce retirement

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Rep. Lamar Smith, elected to Congress in 1986, will not run for re-election, the Texas Tribune first reported.

Following Rep. Jeb Hensarling's announcement Tuesday, Smith is the 12th House Republican planning to retire after this term. Just one House Democrat has announced a retirement.

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