Rep. Alexander announces retirement in Louisiana
“Rather than producing tangible solutions to better this nation, partisan posturing has created a legislative standstill,” Alexander said in a statement. “Unfortunately, I do not foresee this environment to change anytime soon. I have decided not to seek re-election, so that another may put forth ideas on how to break through the gridlock and bring about positive change for our country."
Alexander has represented his conservative northeastern Louisiana district since 2002, when he was first elected as a Democrat. He became a Republican in 2004, shortly before the filing deadline for his first re-election campaign.
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- List of U.S. Congress incumbents not running for re-election in 2014
- United States congressional delegations from Louisiana
- Louisiana's 5th Congressional District
- Louisiana's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014
- Rodney Alexander
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- Boston.com, "GOP La. Rep. Alexander won't seek re-election" accessed August 7, 2013 (dead link)
- Politico, "GOP Rep. Rodney Alexander retiring" accessed August 7, 2013
- The News Star, "U.S. Rep. Alexander won't run for re-election" accessed August 7, 2013