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Rep. Will Hurd Will Not Seek Re-Election

Rep. Will Hurd Will Not Seek Re-Election

“After reflecting on how best to help our country address these challenges, I’m leaving the House of Representatives to help our country in a different way.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88aXr3za02E

Texas Republican Congressman Will Hurd announced Thursday night that he will not seek re-election, making Hurd the sixth Republican to announce retirement in a matter of weeks.

Prior to joining Congress, Hurd worked for the CIA.

In a series of tweets, Hurd sort of kind of explained his decision:

Hurd eeked by in the 2018 election, winning by less than half a point and represents a district that is trending Democrat. It’s likely that the grandstanding and posturing is legit… it’s just as likely he’s reading the writing on the wall and bowing out instead of facing an electoral loss.

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Hurd was mostly acted like a Democrat and as far as I’m concerned he’s just another RINO. Good riddance!

I’m sure the writing was on the wall and by helping the country in the private sector he really means fating his wallet!

On a side note, I see that LI is studiously avoiding James Comey being referred for criminal prosecution

Hurd’s loss of popularity is his own fault. If he would have stumped in his district, he would have won. But he got complacent, working in DC – instead of sufficiently pressing the flesh in his home district.

America was great when we had the Communists against the ropes and the people ripe for democracy. Remember Tienanmen? I guess cheap trinkets made by slave labor is more important than remembering Communism’s stated goal is to destroy capitalism. Good luck!

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Mark. | August 2, 2019 at 9:59 am

    I remember those days as well. Some Democrat called Richard M. Nixon, with the help of Herr Doktor Heinrich Kissinger, sold out to the communists in Red China.

2smartforlibs | August 2, 2019 at 8:56 am

This is what handed the ouse to the left in 2018. IT wasn’t policies it was the incumbents turned their backs on America because they were in many cases RINOS.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to 2smartforlibs. | August 2, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    Yes it was the GOPe plan.

    Remember Ryan and also how many Republican DCers’ were bragging about voting for Hilary?

Addition by subtraction. I’ve heard there are true blue conservatives in TX. Maybe one of them will grab Trump’s coattails and ride to victory? Could happen!

Candidate! We need a candidate that people can happily vote for!

Call it the Arlen Specter Syndrome (after the Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-Democrat ex-Senator). Hurd’s turn to the Left alienated conservatives and independents while failing to attract communist voters.

Hurd also lived up to the stereotype of CIA as KGB Lite -working to preserve, protect, and defend enemies of the Constitution. Of all government bureaucracies with a totalitarian streak only the FBI and BATF are worse (with the IRS getting dishonorable mention – unlike the CIA, FBI and BATF the IRS has not murdered innocent people, to my knowledge).

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