GOP Rep. Pete Olson, Who Derisively Noted Opponent's Ethnicity, Is Retiring
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GOP Rep. Pete Olson, Who Derisively Noted Opponent's Ethnicity, Is Retiring

Lydia O'Connor |
July 26, 2019

The Texas Republican once called Democrat Sri Preston Kulkarni an "Indo-American who’s a carpetbagger.”


Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas) announced Thursday that he won’t seek reelection, opening up his seat to a competitive race between parties next year. 

The six-term House member said in a statement that he needs more time to prioritize his family’s well-being.

“My amazing wife, Nancy, has carried the lion’s share of parenting our two great children. Her mother has suffered health issues that require more care and attention,” Olson said. “As someone who has long advocated for policies that put our families first, it’s time for me to take my own advice and be a more consistent presence to help our family.”

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