Missouri GOP Sen. Roy Blunt announced in a YouTube video on Monday he will not run for a third term in 2022.
“After 14 general election victories, three to county office, seven to the United States House of Representatives, and four statewide elections,” said Blunt, 71. “I won’t be a candidate for reelection to the United States Senate next year. I want to thank my family and thank the great team that came together to help me work for you.”
Blunt, also a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, was elected to the United States Senate in 2010.
First elected to the House in the 1996, Blunt thanked his voters.
“In every job Missourians have allowed me to have, I’ve tried to do my best. In almost 12,000 votes in the Congress, I’m sure I wasn’t right every time, but you really make that decision based on the information you have at the time,” he said in his announcement.
GOP leaders Richard Burr of North Carolina, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Rob Portman of Ohio, and Alabama’s Richard Shelby will not be seeking reelection in 2022.
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-By Corine Gatti-Santillo