Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) will not seek reelection according to reports…

Another one bits the dust?

The ‘Moore effect’ comes to Republicans?

Is the Democratic wave for next November forming up early?

Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) will not seek reelection when his term is up in 2019, according to reports from CNN, Politico and a local ABC affiliate in Texas.

Farenthold’s office, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) and the Republican congressional campaign committee’s press offices did not respond to multiple requests for comments. Aides from all three offices told TPM that the communications staff was in meetings.

The news comes after CNN reported Thursday that a former staffer had approached the Congressional Ethics Committee with claims of verbally abusive and sexually demeaning behavior that he experienced while he worked for Farenthold in 2015. ….


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