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Kay Granger Will Not Pursue Reelection According to Five Sources

Williams, T. via Getty Images. Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas) at a House Appropriations Committee hearing in July [photograph].


Kay Granger (TX12-R) will not bid for re-election, according to five unspecified sources for KERA News and Fort Worth Report, released today.


Rep. Granger, who would have sought her 15th term in the March 5th primaries, is one of the longest-serving representatives from Texas. The former Fort Worth mayor is currently serving as chair of the powerful House Appropriations Committee.


This news follows the flood of controversy Rep. Granger found herself under when she, along with other Texas representatives (and fellow Appropriations committee members) Jake Ellzey and Tony Gonzales, voted against Rep. Jim Jordan in the House leadership elections. Rep. Granger’s decision was unpopular with many of her conservative constituents.


Rep. Granger has also been criticized for leaving a GOP meeting designed to plan a government shutdown prevention to attend a fundraiser that charged $1,000 to attend, according to Axios.


Although the sources contended that Rep. Granger would not pursue another term, other sources in February of this year claimed that the Texas representative would follow through with her campaign, with Rep. Granger’s spokesman Alex Attebery himself validating the claims.


Rep. Granger represents constituents in Tarrant, Parker and Wise Counties, and was Texas’ first Republican congresswoman upon her election in 1997.

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