As of Jan. 18, 47 members of Congress have said they won’t be running for re-election in the 2022 midterm election. Of those 47, 18 are Republicans and 29 are Democrats.
The latest to announce are Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA) and Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI).
”It’s time time for me to chart a new course which I hope will keep me closer to home and allow me to spend more time with family and friends. As I turn the page on this chapter, I do so with the full confidence of the next generation of leaders,” Langevin said in a video announcing his retirement.
In total, 41 House Members and six in the Senate won’t seek re-election. 32 of them, including all six in the Senate, are retiring.
14 of the House members are running for other offices. Eight total, four from each party, are looking to move to the Capitol’s upper chamber. Three are running to be governor of their states.
Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) is running to be Secretary of State of the Peach State. Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) wants to be mayor of Los Angeles, America’s second largest city. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and Anthony Brown (D-MD) are both running to be attorney general of their states.
Annie Andersen: ONE YEAR OUT FROM THE MIDTERMS AND ALREADY WE KNOW CONGRESS WILL LOOK VERY DIFFERENT. AS IT STANDS 47 MEMBERS SAY THEY WON’T BE RUNNING FOR Re-ELECTION- 18 REPUBLICANS AND 29 DEMOCRATS.
THE LATEST TO ANNOUNCE- CALIFORNIA’S JERRY MCNERNEY AND RHODE ISLAND’S JIM LANGEVIN.
TAKE SOT- REP. JIM LANGEVIN (D-RI)
<<”t’s time time for me to chart a new course which i hope will keep me closer to home and allow me to spend more time with family and friends as i turn the page on this chapter i do so with the full confidence of the next generation of leaders”>>
ALONG WITH HIM… 40 OF HIS HOUSE COLLEAGUES AND 6 IN THE SENATE WON’T SEEK REELECTION.
WHY THE MASS EXODUS- SOME OF IT IS JUST THAT THESE MEMBERS ARE OLDER.
OTHERS WANT HIGHER OFFICE.
SOME WOULD FACE AN UPHILL BATTLE OR HARD DECISIONS BASED ON REDISTRICTING.
BUT FOR A LOT OF THEM WHO WERE MAYBE JUST CONTEMPLATING IT… AS THE REPUBLICANS ARE EXPECTED TO WIN BACK THE HOUSE IN NOVEMBER.. THIS IS AS GOOD A TIME AS ANY TO SAY GOODBYE… BECAUSE AS RETIRING BUDGET CHAIR JOHN YARMUTH SAID IN A DEBATE IN 2018.. IT’S NOT FUN BEING IN THE MINORITY.
STRAIGHT FROM DC I’M AA