Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) announced Monday he will not seek reelection in 2024 and will retire from the Senate at the end of his current term.
Carper, 76, made the news official during a press conference in Wilmington, Del., Monday morning, where he ticked through the highlights of his career before saying the time has come for him to retire from the upper chamber.
“After a good deal of prayer and introspection and more than a few heart-to-heart conversations, we decided I should do neither,” Carper said referring to the possibility of a run next year and then “riding off into the sunset.” “But rather, I should run through the tape in the next 20 months and finish the important work that my staff and I have begun on a wide range of fronts.”
The four-term senator has been at the forefront of Democratic politics for decades in the First State. Prior to winning his seat in 2000, Carper served two terms as Delaware’s governor and in the state’s at-large House seat for a decade beforehand. All told, Carper has won 14 statewide elections.
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