Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont announced Monday morning that he will not seek reelection next year, following nearly 50 years in the chamber.
“It is time to put down the gavel,” he said during his speech delivered at the state capitol in Montpelier. “It is time to pass the torch to the next Vermonter, who will carry on this work for our great state. It is time to come home.”
The 81-year-old, who serves as president pro tempore of the Senate and is the longest-serving member of the upper chamber, announced that he will not seek a ninth term. First […]
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