MADISON, Wis. — Longtime Democratic U.S. Congressman Ron Kind of La Crosse won’t seek reelection in 2022, according to multiple reports.
First reported by WisPolitics, multiple sources tell the Journal Sentinel and WisPolitics that Rep. Kind is expected to announce his retirement on Tuesday after nearly 25 years of service in the House of Representatives.
Reports that track congressional voting records have often placed Rep. Kind as one of the most bipartisan in the House of Representatives.
The longtime representative narrowly beat out Republican challenger Derrick Van Orden this year with 51.3% of the vote, his closest election in years; Trump won the district on the Presidential side of the ballot. Van Orden has already announced another bid to seek election in Wisconsin’s third Congressional district in 2022.
Kind’s retirement could pave the way for Republicans to take another district in a 2022 election where Democrats are already fighting to hold a slim majority in the House.
This report will be updated.
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