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19 Democrats Abandoning House Seats, Nearly Four Times What GOP Needs To Win Majority

There are now 19 Democrats planning on abandoning their seats in the House of Representatives for the 2022 election – nearly four times the 5 seats Republicans would need to win back the majority.

Democrat Rep. Tom Suozzi (NY) became the 18th Democrat to leave his seat behind on Monday when he announced he would be instead running for governor in 2022. According to CNN, when Suozzi was asked if Democrat control of the House mattered in his decision, he answered that it “wasn’t a big factor.”

On Wednesday, Democrat Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR) announced his retirement from Congress and became the 19th Democrat to abandon his seat.

According to Breitbart News, the following 10 democrat representatives are retiring from public office after their current term, which expires in January 2023: Filemon Vela (D-TX), Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ), Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Ron Kind (D-WI), John Yarmuth (D-KY), David Price (D-NC), Mike Doyle (D-PA), Jackie Speier (D-CA), G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX).

Eight others announced they are running for a different office: Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL), Rep. Val Demings (D-FL), Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA), Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Rep. Anthony Brown (D-MD), and Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT).

The growing list of Democrats leaving office is expected to push more Democrats to do the same as they are less incentivized to face the tough re-election battles in districts which likely have different boundaries after redistricting.

According to the Atlantic, even Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to announce her retirement.

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6 responses to “19 Democrats Abandoning House Seats, Nearly Four Times What GOP Needs To Win Majority”

  1. pandusa says:

    Better to leave of your own accord than be run off I suppose.

  2. Skynet0225 says:

    At 81 she will soon be spending all her time with her family in hell.

  3. Turk_Longwell says:

    Connor Lamb is running for Senate in PA against Sean Parnell, whom he beat for Congress in 2020. PA needs to get away from the Dems and become a Red State once again.

  4. molgera85 says:

    When Pelosi talks it feels like an iPhone 4 running iOS 14. Like, Nancy, come on, you can’t keep doing this shit. She’s not even running on fumes at this point.

  5. molgera85 says:

    Oh how glorious it would be to hear Pelosi announce her retirement. This isn’t all about politics though, she’s 81. She should be spending the rest of her days with her family. It’s the same thing with Biden.

  6. JoeSC says:

    Pelosi is the worst. It will be an improvement to have the cupboards-are-bare-while-I-helped-pass-a-four-trillion-dollar-budget liar step down. Plus I can’t take the clicking anymore. She’s like a broken robot. She’s been rebooting during interviews.