Rep. Buck McKeon announces retirement

LOS ANGELES

"I am announcing that I am not a candidate for Congress this year," McKeon tearfully said. "I will continue to finish my term. I will chairman this last year of the House Armed Services Committee, and we have a lot of work to do."

The 75-year-old Republican says his term-limited position as chairman was a factor in his decision to step down. He has represented California's 25th District since 1993.

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