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Darrell Issa won't seek re-election to Congress

Darrell Issa won't seek re-election to Congress

After nearly two decades in office — and facing what was shaping up as the toughest re-election campaign of his career — longtime Rep. Darrell Issa announced Jan. 10 that he will retire from the House of Representatives at the end of this term.

The announcement signals the end of a chapter that began with Issa, R-Vista, entering Congress as a businessman with plans to champion patent reform and rising to national prominence as the chairman of the House Government Oversight and Reform Committee, where he was a dogged antagonist of the administration of former President Barack Obama.

“Throughout my service, I worked hard and never lost sight of the people our government is...