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September 30, 2015

Two Republicans Launch Campaigns After Whitfield Retirement

Whitfield will leave the House at the end of his term. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Whitfield will leave the House at the end of his term. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer on Wednesday announced his candidacy for Congress in the state’s 1st District – a day after U.S. Rep. Edward Whitfield said he would not seek a 12th term.

Comer’s announcement came several hours after Michael Pape, Whitfield’s district director, said he, too, would seek the Republican nomination for his boss’ seat. Full story

September 29, 2015

Kentucky’s Whitfield Won’t Seek 12th Term in Congress

Whitfield will leave the House at the end of his term. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Whitfield will leave the House at the end of his term. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Update 3:45 p.m. | Rep. Edward Whitfield, R-Ky., under a cloud of an ethics investigation, announced Tuesday he will not seek a 12th term in Congress.

“Representing the people of the 1st District for 21 years has been an honor,” Whitfield said in a statement. “I will cherish forever the countless opportunities to work with them to nurture and strengthen the 35 counties comprising Kentucky’s First District.” Full story

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