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House Democrats exit list grows to 30 as longtime Rep. Kathleen Rice announces retirement

Rep. Kathleen Rice of New York, a four-term lawmaker and veteran prosecutor, announced on Tuesday that she won’t seek re-election in November.

Rice becomes the 30th Democrat in the House of Representatives to announce this cycle that they’ll retire after their current term or seek another office in the midterm elections when the Democrats will try to hold onto their razor-thin House majority.

“I have always believed that holding political office is neither destiny nor a right. As elected officials, we must give all we have and then know when it is time to allow others to serve,” Rice, who represents New York’s 4th Congressional District, explained in a statement announcing her retirement.

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