UPDATED: LaTurner not seeking re-election

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(Updated with more details and possible candidates who might run to fill the seat)

U.S. Rep. Jake LaTurner on Thursday abruptly announced that he would not seek reelection in the 2nd Congressional District this fall.

LaTurner said he would serve out his term this fall but "after much prayer and consideration," he would not run for a third term in Congress. He also ruled out running in state races, effectively taking himself out of running for governor.

"The people of Kansas who elected me to serve in the United States House of Representatives have given me the professional honor . . .

SSJ

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