Dem Rep. John Yarmuth Won’t Seek 2022 Reelection

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.”