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November 6, 2015

Pennsylvania’s Joe Pitts Will Not Seek Re-Election

Pitts will retire at the end of this Congress. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Pitts will retire at the end of this Congress. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Updated 4:50 p.m. | Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Pitts announced Friday he will retire at the end of the 114th Congress.

A Republican from the 16th District, Pitts was first elected in 1996, when he promised to serve only five terms. He’s now served 10.

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February 14, 2012

Pennsylvania: GOP Leaders Threaten to Move Primary Date

Chaos over the state legislative redistricting maps might delay Pennsylvania’s April 24 primary — a move that would effect Congressional and presidential races, too.

A later primary would give the Keystone State less prominence on the presidential nominating calendar, as well as influence several House contests, including the high-profile primary between Democratic Reps. Jason Altmire and Mark Critz in the redrawn 12th district.

Earlier this month, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered a state redistricting commission to redraw its controversial proposal for the legislative districts. But there’s growing concern the state Legislative Reapportionment Commission will not have enough time to pass new maps.

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