February 26, 2020
GOP Rep. Ralph Abraham said Wednesday that he will not seek reelection in 2020. In his announcement, Abraham cited a commitment he made as a candidate in 2014 to only serve three terms in Congress. The decision also comes after an unsuccessful run for governor in 2019.
Abraham represents Louisiana's fifth congressional district, its largest one by area. It covers much of the northeastern part of the state, including the entire border with Mississippi. It is a safely Republican district; Abraham won his 2018 election by 37%, while Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by nearly 30%.
37 current members of the House have announced they are retiring or seeking another office in 2020.