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Wisconsin GOP Rep. Mike Gallagher will not seek reelection

Gallagher was one of the three Republicans who voted against the impeachment of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. 

Published: February 10, 2024 3:31pm

Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wisc., announced on Saturday that he would not be seeking another term in Congress. 

In a post on the social media platform, X, Gallagher said when he first ran for office he promised to treat his time in office as a "high-intensity deployment."

Gallagher chairs the Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party and served in the Marines before running for Congress. 

“But the Framers intended citizens to serve in Congress for a season and then return to their private lives. Electoral politics was never supposed to be a career and, trust me, Congress is no place to grow old," his post reads. "And so, with a heavy heart, I have decided not to run for re-election.”

Gallagher was one of the three Republicans who voted against the impeachment of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. 

He thanked his constituents in Wisconsin for allowing him to represent them. 

"Four terms serving you has strengthened my conviction that America is the greatest country in the history of the
world," his statement concluded. "And though my title may change, my mission will always remain the same: deter America's enemies and defend the Constitution."

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