Devin Nunes Is Leaving Congress Prior To Potential Defeat in Redrawn District

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    Devin Nunes Is Leaving Congress Prior To Potential Defeat in Redrawn District

    Republican Representative Devin Nunes is leaving Congress at the end of the month for a task with former President Donald Trump’s recently developed media company.Nunes currently represents California’s 22nd congressional district and won reelection in 2020 by a more than eight-point margin, however redistricting in the state might have put his political future at risk.The long time Trump ally will resign from the House of Representatives and end up being CEO of Trump Media & Technology Group( TMTG ), a media firm set up by the previous president & in February.Nunes’ decision might come as a surprise to some as Republicans objective to take back the House.The California congressman was in line to be called chair of the Ways and Method Committee in a recently GOP-controlled Home– a position that is often considered the most powerful chairmanship.Nunes’ upcoming resignation could be due in part to a possibly challenging reelection race in 2022. California’s current 22nd congressional district has actually long favored Republicans, however the independent commission redrawing the state’s voting districts is set to make changes that could

    have hurt Nunes’ opportunities of retaining his seat.Nunes’ district in the San Joaquin Valley covers the majority of western Tulare County and eastern Fresno County.The once-a-decade redrawing follows the outcomes of the U.S. Census and would alter Nunes’ district, removing some conservative citizens and adding south Fresno, which is more liberal. The final maps are expected on December 27– around the time Nunes will leave Congress.< figure class=" block block-ibtg-article fA" data-gtm-category =" Related In-Text A" data-gtm-action =" Click" > Nunes won reelection in 2020 with 54.2 percent of the vote to Democrat Phil Arballo’s 45.8 percent. Arballo issued a declaration about Nunes ‘resignation, simply stating:” Great riddance.” Arballo likewise announced in January that he would run versus Nunes again in

    2022. Even prior to redrawing, the 22nd district was growing more competitive, with President Joe Biden losing the governmental vote there by simply 6 points in 2020. By contrast, former President Barack Obama lost

    there by 15 points in 2012. Republicans had actually supposedly been waiting to see if Nunes

    would select to run in a various California district due to the redrawn maps and potentially set up a contest with another Republican.In a declaration issued by TMTG on Monday, Nunes stated: “The time has concerned reopen the Internet and permit the complimentary circulation of concepts and expression without censorship. The United States of America made the dream of the Internet a truth and it will be an American business that restores the dream. I’m humbled and honored President Trump has actually asked me to lead

    the objective and the world class team that will deliver on this guarantee.” There will be a special election in California’s 22nd district to fill the seat left uninhabited by Nunes next year and the race might show competitive for both parties ahead of the election in a newly drawn district in November 2022.< source type =" image/webp "media ="( min-width: 992px)" srcset=" https://d.newsweek.com/en/full/1946512/devin-nunes-attends-committee.webp?w=790&f=efde115d62a079f346a534ded3ad9405 1x" >< source type =" image/jpeg "media="( min-width: 992px)" srcset= "https://d.newsweek.com/en/full/1946512/devin-nunes-attends-committee.jpg?w=790&f=efde115d62a079f346a534ded3ad9405 1x ">< source type=" image/webp" media= "( min-width: 768px )" srcset=" https://d.newsweek.com/en/full/1946512/devin-nunes-attends-committee.webp?w=900&f=b23ccbc3172bea8790c55381a31ec8a3 1x" >< source type=" image/jpeg" media="( min-width: 768px)" srcset=" https://d.newsweek.com/en/full/1946512/devin-nunes-attends-committee.jpg?w=900&f=b23ccbc3172bea8790c55381a31ec8a3 1x" >< source type=" image/webp" media="( min-width: 481px)" srcset=" https://d.newsweek.com/en/full/1946512/devin-nunes-attends-committee.webp?w=790&f=efde115d62a079f346a534ded3ad9405 1x" >< source type=" image/jpeg" media="( min-width: 481px)" srcset=" https://d.newsweek.com/en/full/1946512/devin-nunes-attends-committee.jpg?w=790&f=efde115d62a079f346a534ded3ad9405 1x" >< source type=" image/webp" media="( min-width: 0px)" srcset=" https://d.newsweek.com/en/full/1946512/devin-nunes-attends-committee.webp?w=450&f=e3f276892ff19e5820ea0864b8361980 1x" >< source type=" image/jpeg" media="( min-width: 0px)" srcset=" https://d.newsweek.com/en/full/1946512/devin-nunes-attends-committee.jpg?w=450&f=e3f276892ff19e5820ea0864b8361980 1x" >< source type=" image/webp" srcset=" https://d.newsweek.com/en/full/1946512/devin-nunes-attends-committee.webp?w=790&f=efde115d62a079f346a534ded3ad9405" >< img loading=" lazy" class=" mapping-embed imgPhoto" id=" i1946512" src=" https://d.newsweek.com/en/full/1946512/devin-nunes-attends-committee.jpg?w=790&f=efde115d62a079f346a534ded3ad9405" alt=" Devin Nunes Goes To a Committee" width=" 790" height=" 584" > Representative Devin Nunes( R-CA) takes part in a complete committee markup of H.Res.746 in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill, December 17, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Nunes will leave Congress at the end of December. Mark Wilson/Getty Images Published at Tue, 07 Dec 2021 12:05:08 +0000 https://www.newsweek.com/devin-nunes-leaving-congress-potential-defeat-redrawn-district-2022-1656710

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