Reports: Rep. Luis Gutiérrez Will Not Seek Reelection

Nov 27, 2017
10:07 PM

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.

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:

From 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

From 2012
Rep. Gutiérrez Plays “Pick Out the Immigrant” on the Floor of Congress

From 2014
Gutiérrez: Immigration Reform Not Dead, Might Move to White House

From 2015
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

From 2016
Rep. Gutiérrez to Congress: ‘Take the Heel Off the People of Puerto Rico’ (VIDEO)

From 2017
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