“It is time to pass the torch to the next Vermonter who will carry on this work for our great state. It’s time to come home,” said Sen. Patrick Leahy, announcing at a Monday press conference he will not seek reelection next year.
News this week that Leahy will not run for a ninth term in the US Senate has dominated statewide headlines. As it should. After all, Leahy has been in office since 1975, an unprecedented run of 46 years and counting.