Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont says he will not seek reelection to the seat he has held for eight terms. The 81-year-old Leahy said he and his wife determined “it is time to pass the torch.” His term expires in January 2023.
Sen. Patrick Leahy’s announcement that he will not seek reelection will mean that Sen. Dianne Feinstein (whose current term is completed in 2024) will be the highest-ranking Senate Democrat in seniority in the 117th Congress, the first woman to achieve this distinction.
Patrick Leahy of Vermont, longest serving member of current United States Senate and one of longest serving U.S. Senators ever, today announced that he will not run for reelection.
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WinterFest Food for thought, why is it that Senators and Congressmen can make a career in this office and yet we have a limit on the Presidency!
Robert H. Remember, VT has a Republican governor. If Leahy passes, a Republican Senator would be put in place until a new special election. Very smart.