Michigan Republican announces retirement

Rep. Dave Trott (R-Mich.) announced Monday that he will not seek reelection next year, opening up another potential pickup opportunity for Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections.

Trott will leave the House after only two terms, citing a desire to spend more time with family.

“Our country’s Founding Fathers envisioned a government where citizens leave private life, serve for a brief time, and then return home to their communities,” Trott said in a statement. “This was not an easy decision, but after careful consideration, I have decided that the best course for me is to spend more time with my family and return to the private sector.”

Trott is the third House Republican in a competitive district in the last several days to announce his retirement.

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source: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/350069-michigan-republican-announces-retirement-opening-up-pickup-for-dems