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NJ Congressman Jon Runyan won't seek re-election in 2014

Published On: Nov 07 2013 11:26:00 AM EST

Runyan won't seek re-election


New Jersey Republican Congressman Jon Runyan says two terms in Washington are enough.

Runyan announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election in 2014, saying that it's time to move on.

Runyan said he never intended to become a career politician, and that he wants to spend more time with his wife and children.

He is a former NFL offensive lineman who played for the Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers, and Tennessee Titans.


Runyan defeated a Democrat to win his seat in 2010, one of dozens of newcomers who gave the GOP the majority in the House.