The Louisville Courier-Journal reports:
Eight-term U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, the Democratic chairman of the House Budget Committee, announced in a video Tuesday he will not run for reelection in his Louisville district next year.
Yarmuth first ran for Congress in 2006, winning a narrow, upset victory over five-term incumbent GOP Rep. Anne Northrup, before defeating her in a rematch by 18 percentage points two years later.
The only announced challenger to Yarmuth in next year’s election is state Rep. Attica Scott, a fellow Democrat from Louisville, though maps for each congressional district in Kentucky could change in 2022 with redistricting expected to be approved by the legislature.
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In the clip below, Yarmuth says that at age 75, he wants to spend “the years I have left with my family.”
“I will continue to fight for Louisville in Washington for another 15 months, and then, I will retire from Congress,” Yarmuth said on Twitter.https://t.co/z87JLY4P48
— Courier Journal (@courierjournal) October 12, 2021
It’s been an incredible journey since my first campaign in 2006 until now. I will continue to fight for Louisville in Washington for another 15 months, and then, I will retire from Congress.
I will have plenty more to say in the months ahead but this is what I want you to know: pic.twitter.com/MXFmWrSTYv
— Rep. John Yarmuth (@RepJohnYarmuth) October 12, 2021