Vermont Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy Won’t Seek Reelection

Leahy, 81, said he and his wife, Marcelle, have concluded that “it is time to pass the torch to the next Vermonter who will carry on this work for our great state."

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FILE — Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., questions FBI Director Christopher Wray as he testifies before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Leahy of Vermont is set to make an announcement about his political future on Monday, Nov. 15. The 81-year-old senator planned a news conference at the Vermont State House before returning to Washington on Monday. (Sarah Silbiger/Pool via AP, File)
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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, the most senior member of the Senate, said Monday he will not seek reelection in 2022 to the seat he has held for eight terms. Leahy, 81, said he and his wife, Marcelle, have 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.” The announcement marks…

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