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Rep. Alexander announces retirement in Louisiana

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August 7, 2013


By Jennifer Springer

New Orleans, Louisiana: Rep. Rodney Alexander (R) announced on August 6, 2013, that he will not seek re-election in 2014.[1][2][3][4]

In his announcement, Alexander cited the gridlock that exists in the nation’s capitol.[1][2][3]

“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."[3]

Alexander has represented his conservative northeastern Louisiana district since 2002, when he was first elected as a Democrat.[1][3] He became a Republican in 2004, shortly before the filing deadline for his first re-election campaign.

When asked if he would consider running for another political office, perhaps governor, he answered, “Everything is on the table.”[4]

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