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N.C. GOP Rep. George Holding to retire in 2020 after district is redrawn

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Rep. George Holding (R-N.C.) announced Friday that he will not seek re-election in 2020 after North Carolina's recently redrawn congressional maps placed him in a heavily Democratic district.

Why it matters: Holding's decision to leave Congress is one of the first major impacts of North Carolina's new maps, which still favor Republicans in eight out of the state's 13 congressional seats. He is the 21st House Republican to announce their retirement this cycle.

Go deeper: The members of Congress departing in 2020

The members of Congress departing in 2020

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More Republicans than Democrats are exiting Congress in the lead up to the 2020 elections. Twenty-six GOP representatives and four senators are retiring without bids for higher office, compared to five Democratic representatives and one senator.

Driving the news: Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) submitted his letter of resignation, effective Jan. 13, after pleading guilty last month to misusing campaign funds.

Go deeperArrowUpdated Jan 8, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Florida GOP Rep. Ted Yoho will not seek re-election in 2020

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Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fl.) will not seek re-election, honoring a campaign promise that he would not serve more than four terms in Congress, CNN reports.

The big picture: Yoho is the 22nd Republican to announce that he won't return to the House or seek higher office, compared to just five Democrats.

Go deeperArrowDec 10, 2019