Rep. Bob Brady won't seek another term following FBI investigation


U.S. Rep. Bob Brady of Philadelphia won’t seek another term in Congress, giving up the seat he’s held for two decades.

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Brady and his lawyer revealed the news to reporters and Democratic Party ward leaders in Philadelphia on Wednesday.

The 72-year-old Brady was facing a potentially stiff primary challenge from former city official Nina Ahmad. His decision comes after the FBI investigated a payment his campaign made to a primary opponent in 2012.

Court documents made public in November showed the FBI believed Brady unlawfully concealed the $90,000 payment to get the primary opponent to quit the race. Brady has denied any wrongdong.

Last month, a political consultant for Brady pleaded guilty to lying about the payment.