Congressman Gutierrez will not seek
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[November 28, 2017]
(Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, a
prominent critic of President Donald Trump's immigration policies, will
not seek re-election next year, Politico reported on Monday.
Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) waves after speaking at the
Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July
25, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
Citing three Democratic sources with knowledge of the decision,
Politico reported that Gutierrez was expected to announce his
decision not to run on Tuesday.
Gutierrez's office did not immediately respond to a request for
Politico reported that former Chicago mayoral candidate Jesus
"Chuy" Garcia was expected to enter the race for Guiterrez's
seat in the heavily Hispanic 4th District, which includes parts
of Chicago and some suburbs west of the city.
Gutierrez, who is of Puerto Rican descent, has criticized
Trump's efforts to restrict immigration and to deport millions
of illegal immigrants in the United States.
(Reporting by Eric Beech)
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