U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham’s announcement last week that he is retiring immediately opened speculation about who might replace him.
Abraham, 5th District Congressman since January 2015, said when he first ran for Congress that he would serve no more than three terms.
His third term ends in January, and he will be replaced by a new Congressman at that time.
Abraham lost a bid to become Louisiana’s governor last fall, but he said that did not factor into his decision to retire from Congress. His pledge to serve only three terms was sincere from the beginning, he said.