Gowdy: ‘I Will Not Be On The Ballot Ever Again’

UNITED STATES - JUNE 22: Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., walks down the House steps in the rain after the final vote of the week on Friday, June 22, 2018. Congress goes home for the weekend without passing immigration refor... UNITED STATES - JUNE 22: Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., walks down the House steps in the rain after the final vote of the week on Friday, June 22, 2018. Congress goes home for the weekend without passing immigration reform legislation, opting to postpone a vote until next week. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) MORE LESS
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January 3, 2019 4:09 p.m.

Former Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) said Thursday that he’s done with elected office.

“There’s no way I’ll return to it,” Gowdy told The Greenville News. “I’m not going to lobby. And if I enjoyed politics, I wouldn’t be leaving.”

Instead, he’s joined Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough as head of the firm’s white-collar defense and government investigations team, the News reported.

“If I knew then what I know now, I wouldn’t have run for Congress in the first place,” Gowdy said, adding: “I will keep the relationships, but I will not be on the ballot ever again.”

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