The dam is breaking as Rep. Will Hurd, the sole black Republican in the House, announced on Twitter that he will not seek reelection. The number of Republicans not seeking reelection continues to grow.

Hurd tweeted:  “I have made the decision to not seek reelection for the 23rd Congressional District of Texas in order to pursue opportunities outside the halls of Congress to solve problems at the nexus between technology and national security.”

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