U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-La.) announced on February 26, 2020, that he will not seek re-election to the U.S. House. He said, “The decision to serve only three terms as a Member of the House is one that I made six years ago.”
Abraham was first elected to represent Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District in 2014. He was the 28th Republican member of the U.S. House to announce he would not seek re-election in 2020. Nine Democratic representatives have announced they will not seek re-election.
In the 2018 election cycle, 52 members of the U.S. House—34 Republicans and 18 Democrats—did not seek re-election.
Currently, Democrats hold a 232-197 majority in the U.S. House with one independent member of the chamber. In November 2020, all 435 seats will be up for election.