Another seat to fill for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Democratic Rep. Kathleen Rice (NY) announced on Tuesday she will not seek re-election; she’s retiring at the end of her current term. Rice is the 30th Democrat who won’t be coming back, clearing the way for Republicans to make major gains in the House.

“Though I will not be running for re-election to Congress this year, I will remain focused on protecting our democracy and serving my constituents throughout the rest of my term,” she said. “As I turn to the next chapter of my own personal and professional story, I do so with profound thanks to the community leaders, colleagues and staff who have lived our shared commitment to service with courage and humility.” 

Rice, who was elected to her Long Island district in 2014, won reelection to her district by about 13 points in 2020. Her district was not significantly changed in the redistricting process,” the Hill reports.

“Thirty House Democrats have called it quits because they know their majority is doomed,” said Mike Berg, a spokesperson for the National Republican Congressional Committee.

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