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Louisiana lawmaker stirs rumors of Rep. Gowdy's retirement

WASHINGTON _ In a bizarre series of events, a Louisiana congressman announced the retirement of Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., on television Wednesday, only to apologize hours later and say he was wrong.tmpplchld "I've apologized to Trey privately for having misspoken on his future plans, but wanted to make this apology public," Rep. John Fleming, R-La., said in an emailed statement. "After speaking with him, I do believe that he will be running for re-election."tmpplchld Fleming made the surprise announcement on C-SPAN earlier in the day that "Trey wants to go back to South Carolina and God bless him for that."tmpplchld Asked in the interview whether Gowdy had...