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Rep. Ralph Abraham Will Not Run For Re-election In Louisiana's 5th District

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Congressman Ralph Abraham meets Dr. Dava Newman at the 2015 National Air and Space Museum (NASM) event, "Our Violent Universe."

Congressman Ralph Abraham will not seek a fourth term to represent the sprawling 5th District, he announced on Twitter.

The district runs from Baton Rouge north to Monroe and includes Alexandria.

Abraham is a staunch supporter of President Trump and says he’s proud of his support of the administration’s military and economic policies. He tweeted that Trump had asked him on a trip to the College National Championship in January to reconsider and seek a fourth term, but he said he stood by his decision six years ago to serve only three terms.

Abraham ran unsuccessfully against Governor John Bel Edwards last year. He came in third in the primary, behind Edwards and Republican businessman Eddie Rispone.