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Sen. Richard Shelby Announces He Will Not Run For Reelection In 2022

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Henry Rodgers Senior Congressional Correspondent
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Republican Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby announced Monday that he will not run for reelection in 2022.

“Today I announce that I will not seek a seventh term in the United State Senate in 2022. For everything, there is a season,” Shelby, who is 86 years old, said in a statement.

“Although I plan to retire, I am not leaving today. I have two good years remaining to continue my work in Washington. I have the vision and the energy to give it my all,” Shelby continued.

Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) speaks to a reporter as he departs from the U.S. Capitol following a Senate vote ahead of Monday’s vote on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court on October 23, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)

Shelby is now the latest Republican senator to say they will not seek reelection. Republican Ohio Sen. Rob Portman announced in late January that he will not seek reelection in 2022. (RELATED: Sen. Rob Portman Announces He Will Not Run For Reelection In 2022)

The Alabama Republican has not yet announced what he will do after he leaves the Senate.

(This is a developing story. More information will be added as it becomes available)