SD29: Sen. Jose Rodriguez (D-El Paso) announced he would not seek re-election. He won a three-way Democratic primary for the open seat in 2010 and was re-elected in 2012 and 2016. Rodriguez served as chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus, a post he said yesterday (Thursday) that he would relinquish at the end of this year.

“It has been my privilege to serve as your State Senator for the past nine years, and preceding that, your County Attorney for over 17 years,” Rodriguez said in a statement. “I will be here for you until the last day of my term, working on issues like the Census, redistricting, immigration, public education, health care, gun violence and community safety.”

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