Democratic US Senator Leahy says he will not seek re-election in 2022
U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy on Monday said he will not seek re-election next year, opening up another seat that Democrats will need to aggressively defend if they are to hold their razor-thin majority.

(Reporting by Richard Cowan and Jason Lange; Editing by Scott Malone)