The Poughkeepsie Journal says that Rep. Chris Gibson will serve out his term, but not run for a fourth time. Gibson is quoted as saying this was his plan all along, to “self-term-limit.”
Previously, the D.C. insider publication Roll Cal reported that Gibson would “retire” (step down) today, with the likely intent of running for Statewide office.
However, the Kingston Daily Freeman writes that Gibson will serve out his term, and will just announce that he will not seek another term.
From the Roll Call report:
“Rep. Chris Gibson, R-N.Y., will announce his retirement Tuesday, according to two GOP sources. [...] Last year, Gibson annihilated venture capitalist Sean Eldridge, the Democratic nominee with deep pockets, by nearly 30 points. Initially, Democrats were optimistic about defeating Gibson in the lush and rolling Hudson Valley-based district north of New York City. But Eldridge’s candidacy quickly flamed out, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee never reserved airtime in the 19th District to support his campaign.”