House retirement watch
Interest in the recent spat of Democrat retirements from the House of Representatives has highlighted interest in a House Retirement Watch. So far, 23 members of the House — 11 Democrats and 12 Republicans, have announced plans to leave the House by the January 3, 2011 end of the 111th Congress: DEMOCRATS Neil Abercrombie (HI) Resigning to run for governor of Hawaii. Brian Baird (WA) | Read More »
DCCC: Expect more Democratic retirements in the next two weeks.
The Washington Post, on fallout from the recent retirements of Democratic members of Congress: What most concerns Democrats is that the latest round of retirements will prompt other longtime lawmakers in competitive districts to rethink their reelection plans, [former DCCC Chair Martin] Frost said. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (Md.), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, acknowledged that “some more” Democratic retirements will be announced | Read More »