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DCCC Statement on Vulnerable Texas Rep. Pete Olson’s Retirement

Olson is the third Republican on the DCCC’s 2020 Republican Retirement Watch List to call it quits – so far!

DCCC Spokesperson Avery Jaffe issued the following statement tonight after Congressman Pete Olson (TX-22) announced his retirement from Congress.

“Republicans across Texas are terrified of losing their seats in 2020 and we can’t blame Pete Olson for choosing to retire instead of being thrown out of office next year. That’s why we added him to our Republican Retirement Watch List in February. As the DCCC continues to invest in Texas, Washington Republicans like Olson are thinking twice about pouring their time and money into seats that used to be safe bets. One of the most diverse districts on the battlefield, Democrats can win this open seat and we look forward to Congressman Olson spending his golden years deep in the heart of Texas.”


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