Ga Rep. Tom Graves retiring

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Georgia Republican Rep. Tom Graves says he’ll retire after his current term in Congress. He joins a larger-than-typical group of lawmakers taking their leave from an increasingly partisan and unproductive Washington.

The six-term congressman is the 21st House Republican to announce his retirement. He told his constituents in conservative northwest Georgia that he’s entering a new season in life and wants to spend time with his soon-to-retire wife Julie and adult children.

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