GOP Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri will not search reelection in 2022

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri won’t search a 3rd time period within the U.S. Senate, he mentioned Monday in a shock announcement.

Blunt, who turned 71 in January, was broadly anticipated to hunt a 3rd time period in 2022. Earlier than election to the Senate he served seven phrases within the U.S. Home. He additionally served two phrases as Missouri’s secretary of state from 1985 to 1993.

“In each job Missourians have allowed me to have, I’ve tried to do my greatest,” Blunt mentioned in his announcement made by way of video. “In nearly 12,000 votes within the Congress, I’m certain I wasn’t proper each time, however you actually make that call primarily based on the data you have got on the time.

“After 14 Normal Election victories — three to county workplace, seven to the US Home of Representatives, and 4 statewide elections — I gained’t be a candidate for reelection to the US Senate subsequent 12 months,” he mentioned.

Blunt is the No. 4 in Senate Republican management and is the fifth Senate Republican to determine in opposition to operating for re-election in 2022. The others are Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Rob Portman of Ohio, Richard Shelby of Alabama and Richard Burr of North Carolina.

After a failed gubernatorial bid in 1992, Blunt was elected to the Home in 1996 and re-elected six instances, profitable by huge majorities every time. He was Home majority whip from 2003 to 2007.

After incumbent Republican Sen. Equipment Bond introduced his retirement in 2009, Blunt ran for the vacated seat and defeated Democrat Robin Carnahan by a 54% to 41% vote in 2010. He narrowly gained reelection in 2016, defeating Democrat Jason Kander by lower than 3 proportion factors.

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