GOP Rep. Tom Garrett told reporters on Thursday that he will, in fact, seek reelection in November — a day after telling associates he was considering retiring.
During a rambling, roughly half-hour news conference in Washington, the first-term Virginia congressman said that he told political allies on Wednesday that he might not seek another term and was considering his options. But he said Thursday he decided to run again.
“I’m absolutely, positively running for reelection,” said Garrett, a 46-year-old member of the House Freedom Caucus.
Garrett on Tuesday evening abruptly parted ways with his chief of staff, Jimmy Keady.