U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee announced Saturday he will leave Congress to focus full-time on his campaign for governor, according to our online news partner The Seattle Times.
The seven-term Democrat from the 1st District, who represents Edmonds, made the announcement during a news conference Saturday at his campaign headquarters in Seattle, The Times said.
When asked if he was short-changing constituents by leaving his seat empty, Inslee acknowledged it was a difficult decision.
“But I asked this question: ‘Where can I do most good for the state of Washington?’”
You can read the complete Times story here.