Vermont Democrat Sen. Patrick Leahy Will Not Seek Reelection

Vermont Democrat Sen. Patrick Leahy Will Not Seek Reelection


Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the most senior member of the Senate, announced Monday he will not seek a ninth term, setting the stage for a potentially large field of candidates running to succeed the 81-year-old.

The Associated Press reported that Leahy said he and his wife “concluded” that “it is time to pass the torch to the next Vermonter who will carry on this work for our great state. It’s time to come home.”

Leahy, first elected to the Senate in 1974, added, “I know I have been there for my state when I was needed most. I know I have taken our best ideas and helped them grow. I brought Vermont’s voice to the United States Senate and Vermont values across the world.”

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