On Monday, Representative Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) announced that he won’t be running for re-election in 2024, setting up what could become a contested race for his heavily Democratic San Fernando Valley-based seat.
Rep. Tony Cárdenas became the latest House lawmaker to opt against running for reelection, opening a deep-blue seat in California.https://t.co/EbB4PIioW1
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Cardenas, who was the first Latino to represent the district, said he plans to leave Washington at the end of his term, capping three decades in public office.
From the Los Angeles Times:
“It will be the first time in 28 years that I’m not on the ballot,” Cárdenas said in a Thursday interview. “The truth of the matter is I thought I could do