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By Alan Fram 

Retirement of only black House Republican jars GOP for 2020

 

August 2, 2019



WASHINGTON (AP) — The only black House Republican, a critic of President Donald Trump's, has joined a growing list of GOP lawmakers not seeking reelection next year, jarring the party's efforts to woo minority voters and recapture House control.

Rep. Will Hurd, a moderate Texan who's split with Trump over race and immigration, became the ninth House Republican to say he or she will depart and the sixth in just over a week. Those retirements — and Republicans say there are more to come — will only complicate the GOP's pathway to gaining the minimum 18 seats it will need to grab the cha...



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