After 16 years in Congress, U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-Hopewell Township) will not seek re-election to his seat in the 12th District, he announced yesterday.
Holt, 65, whose current two-year term ends this year, announced his decision in an email to supporters yesterday afternoon but did not specify his future plans.
“This is not the time to discuss next steps in my career; that can come later. This is not a farewell,” he said. “I ran for office because I believed that a representative can build confidence in our self-government by providing conscientious service so that every person knows tha...