Peter King announces 2020 retirement

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) announced that he would not seek re-election to Congress in 2020. King was first elected to the U.S. House in 1992 representing New York’s 3rd Congressional District. He has represented New York’s 2nd Congressional District since 2012.
 
King is the 20th Republican member of the U.S. House to announce he would not be seeking re-election in 2020. There are also 8 Democratic members of the U.S. House to announce 2020 retirements so far. In the 2018 election cycle, 52 members of the U.S. House—18 Democrats and 34 Republicans—did not seek re-election.
 
Currently, Democrats hold a 234-197 majority in the U.S. House with one independent member of the chamber. In November 2020, all 435 seats will be up for election.
 
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