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(69,239 posts)
Sat Feb 10, 2024, 02:34 PM Feb 10

GOP Rep. Mike Gallagher won't run for re-election

Source: nbc news

Rep. Gallagher, R-Wis., is the latest in a string of House Republicans who don't plan to return to the House after this term.

Feb. 10, 2024, 1:12 PM CST
By Alexandra Marquez

"The Framers intended citizens to serve in Congress for a season and then return to their private lives. Electoral politics was never supposed to be a career and, trust me, Congress is no place to grow old. And so, with a heavy heart, I have decided not to run for re-election," Gallagher said in his statement.

The congressman has represented Wisconsin's 8th Congressional District since 2017 and currently chairs the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party.

He joins more than a dozen House Republicans who won't seek re-election in 2024, according to the House Press Gallery.

Earlier this week, Washington GOP Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, who chairs the House Energy and Commerce Committee, also announced that she wouldn't seek re-election this fall.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/gop-rep-mike-gallagher-wont-run-re-election-rcna138233

bye bye

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Ocelot II

(114,510 posts)
1. He's one of the slightly less crazy GOPers.
Sat Feb 10, 2024, 02:36 PM
Feb 10

Wonder what kind of lunatic they'll try to replace him with? He represents part of northeastern WI, which is kind of a mixed bag, politically.


(69,239 posts)
7. yes, he made a video during the Jan 6 riot tell trump to call of the riot....
Sat Feb 10, 2024, 03:04 PM
Feb 10

GOP Rep. Mike Gallagher TO TRUMP



(42,080 posts)
3. GOP Toxicity is its own term limits
Sat Feb 10, 2024, 02:39 PM
Feb 10

Who knew it would work out this way? They're not free to vote or speak their conscience. There's no work being done. Must be boring, frustrating. That's what I read from the Romney interview a couple months back.


(69,239 posts)
4. Mike Gallagher is only 39 years old. He made headlines last week when he voted against And another one bites the dust.
Sat Feb 10, 2024, 02:42 PM
Feb 10

And another one bites the dust.

Mike Gallagher is only 39 years old. He made headlines last week when he voted against impeaching Mayorkas.

He received a lot of backlash over that, including threats to primary him. And now he’s quitting.



(69,239 posts)
5. I have no idea who this Alex guy is........
Sat Feb 10, 2024, 02:51 PM
Feb 10


In the last two years 26 year old @alexbruesewitz
ended Adam Kinzinger’s career for impeaching Trump, helped end Ron DeSantis’ presidential campaign before it started, and now just ended Mike Gallagher’s career for failing to impeach Mayorkas.

God bless Alex!



(21,558 posts)
8. Here is a statement from his X feed. Sounds like hi is planning to run.
Sat Feb 10, 2024, 03:09 PM
Feb 10

@RepGallagher was considered by many as a rising star in the GOP. But instead of embracing the MAGA movement, he decided to betray the grassroots and protect the swamp.

Mike is now quitting congress because he knows he would face an embarrassing defeat in the upcoming primary.

His vote to protect Alejandro Mayorkas was a foolish, career ending mistake.

He claims that he voted against the Mayorkas impeachment out of principle, but that’s just not the truth.

As reported by the Heritage Foundation’s @MHowellTweets, Gallagher was potentially involved in a horse trading agreement with Sec. Mayorkas. Otherwise know as Quid pro quo.

As we find out more information on this serious allegation, I wouldn’t be shocked if Gallagher found himself under investigation by the House Ethics Committee. He deserves due process, but it sure looks bad!

But for the reporters, members of Congress, and grassroots patriots across Wisconsin, who are reaching out to me asking if I will run… let’s just say I am now taking a VERY STRONG LOOK.

I look forward to my upcoming meetings with the County GOP Chairs in WI 8th Congressional District and we might just have to throw a MAGA rally later this month in the Fox Valley.

The people of #WI8 deserve a fighter who will help secure the southern border and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.

Good riddance to Mike Gallagher and God bless Wisconsin AND America.


(69,239 posts)
6. OH MY -- GOP Rep. Mike Gallagher MADE a video during the Insurrection, asking Trump to call off the rioters.
Sat Feb 10, 2024, 03:00 PM
Feb 10

This man is a good Republican--yes, I can say that. Seems to me he just had it with the Repug Party!!

🌻Justice⚖Now 🌟🇺🇸
I remember him making a video during the Insurrection, asking Trump to call off the rioters.



9. This will likely result in a bigger wingnut being elected.
Sat Feb 10, 2024, 03:24 PM
Feb 10

Cook has it as GOP+10. Could Madison Cawthorn please move there and get elected so we can get more regular reports on the orgy habits of the GOP?


(10,131 posts)
11. He started in Wisconsin with Scott f*cking Walker.
Sat Feb 10, 2024, 08:46 PM
Feb 10

He was Scott Walker's foreign policy advisor when Walker ran for president, and I can't bring myself to trust him in any way.

I think he's gearing up to run for Governor of Wisconsin against our wonderful Tony Evers.

He's had his mug on the local news twice a week for several weeks now, otherwise we haven't seen hide nor hair of him since the last election cycle.
Another Walker Republican would completely destroy the State of Wisconsin. Ugh. I hope I'm wrong.

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