GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy will not seek re-election

GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy will not seek re-election

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - South Carolina GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of House Oversight Committee, says he will not seek re-election.

Goudy made the announcement shortly after noon Tuesday via Twitter.

"I will not be filing for re-election to Congress nor seeking any other political or elected office; instead I will be returning to the justice system," he said in a tweet.

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