Monday night stories and tweets from POLITICO, the Washington Post and local Chicago media have all be reporting tonight that Democrat Rep. Luis Guitérrez plans to not seek reelection in 2018.
BREAKING: Democratic sources say @LuisGutierrez will pull his petitions, and NOT run for re-election, @jesuschuygar printing petitions already to begin circulating tomorrow, @CDRosa considering too (calls to Gutierrez not returned)
— Mary Ann Ahern (@MaryAnnAhernNBC) November 28, 2017
Can confirm that @RepGutierrez, longtime advocate for immigration reform and strident Trump critic, plans to announce his retirement on Tuesday.
— Ed O'Keefe (@edatpost) November 28, 2017
Elected in 1993, Gutiérrez is considered one of the top Latino congressmen in the country, having been a vocal critic of both President Trump and President Obama. He is also been one of the top voices on Puerto Rican issues (he is of Puerto Rican descent), as well as on immigration.
Here is just a sample of the stories we have written about him since we launched our site in 2011:
Ten Members of Congress Join Rep. Gutiérrez on November 21 Visit to Alabama
Rep. Gutiérrez: There Is a “Very High Moral Cost” in Alabama
Rep. Gutiérrez Plays “Pick Out the Immigrant” on the Floor of Congress
Gutiérrez: Immigration Reform Not Dead, Might Move to White House
Rep. Gutiérrez Tells US House About Puerto Rico: ‘We Own It. It’s Ours.’
Rep. Gutiérrez to Pres. Obama: Take the Lead on Puerto Rico Debt Crisis
Rep. Gutiérrez to Congress: ‘Take the Heel Off the People of Puerto Rico’ (VIDEO)
Rep. Gutiérrez: ‘We Have the Moment to Rise Up’ Against Trump Deportation Machine (VIDEO)
Rep. Gutiérrez Calls for Federal Evacuation of Puerto Rico’s Elderly, Sick and Vulnerable
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