GOP Rep. From Indiana Announces Retirement

Indiana Republican Rep. Larry Bucshon became the latest member of the House to announce that he would not seek reelection in November, the Washington Post reported.

In a statement announcing his decision to retire, the 7-term Indiana Republican did not explain why he would not be running in 2024, only explaining that he arrived at his decision during the Christmas holiday.

Bucshon’s retirement brings the total number of House members not seeking reelection this year to 38.

Bucshon first won election during the 2010 Tea Party Revolution after the incumbent Democrat, Brad Ellsworth, resigned his seat to run for the Senate.

The 7-term congressman represented Indiana’s 8th Congressional District, which includes several counties in west-central and southwest Indiana.

In his statement, Bucshon said as the son of a coal miner and nurse who was raised “in a small town in rural America,” it had been a “privilege” to be elected to Congress and represent his Indiana district.

Bucshon’s retirement came just days after Missouri Republican Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer announced that he would retire at the end of the current term.

As of January 9, 16 Republicans and 22 Democrats have announced that they would not be seeking reelection to the House in November. While many are retiring from politics, 3 Republicans and 9 Democrats are leaving to run for the US Senate. Virginia Democrat Rep. Abigail Spanberger will be leaving to run for governor.

Meanwhile, 2 Republicans and 5 Democrats in the Senate have announced that they will not seek reelection this year.

Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney is retiring while Senator Mike Braun of Indiana is leaving to run for governor.

The five Democrats retiring from the Senate are Ben Cardin of Maryland, Delaware’s Tom Carper, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, and Michigan’s Debbie Stabenow. Interim California Senator Laphonza Butler, who was appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to serve the remainder of Dianne Feinstein’s term, will leave office once her interim term ends in December.