2 out of the 13 Republican women in the House are retiring next year

Martha Roby.
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Of the 13 Republican women in the House of Representatives, two are now set to retire after next year's election.

Rep. Martha Roby (R-Ala.) on Friday announced she will not run for another term in 2020, per The Hill. This decision comes after Rep. Susan Brooks (R-Ind.) earlier this year said that she, too, would not run again in 2020, an especially difficult announcement for Republicans considering her position as National Republican Congressional Committee recruitment chair.

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Brendan Morrow

Brendan worked as a culture writer at The Week from 2018 to 2023, covering the entertainment industry, including film reviews, television recaps, awards season, the box office, major movie franchises and Hollywood gossip. He has written about film and television for outlets including Bloody Disgusting, Showbiz Cheat Sheet, Heavy and The Celebrity Cafe.