Rep. Rob Woodall, R-Ga., who won re-election in November by less than 500 votes, announced Thursday he will not run again in 2020.
Woodall, whose father recently died, said his decision was both political and personal, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
"Doing what you love requires things of you, and having had that family transition made me start to think about those things that I have invested less in because I've been investing more here," Woodall said.
The Hill noted Woodall defeated Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux by just 419 votes in 2018.
Woodall said he wanted to announce his decision early to "give the next team time to prepare."
Bourdeaux, after hearing of Woodall's decision, said she would run again.
"We're coming back to finish the job," Bourdeaux told the AJC.
Woodall's 7th Congressional District, which he has represented for five terms, is expected to become on the nation's fiercest political backgrounds in 2020, according to the newspaper.
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