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Ohio GOP Rep. Wenstrup announces he won't seek reelection

Wenstrup was first elected in 2012 and served in Ohio's second congressional district for five terms. 

Published: November 9, 2023 8:41pm

Congressman Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, announced on Thursday that he would not be seeking reelection in 2024. 

He posted a video message on the social media platform X, saying he wants to spend more time with his family.

"At home, that's where my amazing wife Monica and two young children, Brad and Sophia, are. That's the place where I really want to be somebody," Wenstrup said in the video. 

Wenstrup was first elected in 2012 and served in Ohio's second Congressional district for five terms. 

He did not say what his next move would be. 

"Throughout my life, I've heard the call to duty. Duty called me to medicine, then to the Army, then to Congress," he said. "Duty to those I love most now calls me back home."

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