Mike Gal­lagher will not seek reelec­tion in 2024

Rep. Mike Gal­lagher (R‑WI) announced that he will not seek reelec­tion on Sat­ur­day, becom­ing the lat­est Repub­li­can to opt out of run­ning again.
Gal­lagher, who cur­rent­ly leads the Select Com­mit­tee on the Chi­nese Com­mu­nist Par­ty, said he would be exit­ing pub­lic life for the pri­vate sec­tor. His new career will coin­cide with the nation­al secu­ri­ty and defense poli­cies that he made the focus of his con­gres­sion­al tenure.
“Eight years ago, when I first ran for Con­gress, I promised to treat my time in office as a high-inten­si­ty deploy­ment,” Gal­lagher said in a state­ment. “Through my bipar­ti­san work on the Armed Ser­vices and Intel­li­gence Com­mit­tees, chair­ing the Cyber­space Solar­i­um Com­mis­sion, and chair­ing the …