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genglandoh
02-12-2014, 05:55 PM
Recently there have been a few Democrats who have decided to retire and will not run for election in 2014.
I am just wondering if more will retire.
The current list is
Jan 30 2014 - Henry Waxman's Retirement: A Bad Sign for House Democrats in 2014
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/01/henry-waxmans-retirement-a-bad-sign-for-house-democrats-in-2014/283476/
JAN. 13, 2014 - WASHINGTON — Representative George Miller, Democrat of California, announced Monday that he would retire at the end of his term, after 40 years in Congress.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/14/us/politics/another-house-democrat-is-set-to-retire.html?_r=0
January 15th, 2014 - Twelve-term Democrat Jim Moran of Virginia announced Wednesday that he plans to retire at the end of 2014.
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/01/15/longtime-democrat-to-retire-from-house/
Jan 14, 2014 - Up next in the retirement conga line is Rep. Bill Owens, an endangered House Democrat from upstate New York.
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2014/01/14/buh-bye-another-vulnerable-house-democrat-announces-2014-retirement-n1778958
January 8 - House Dems Mike McIntyre (N.C.), Carolyn McCarthy (N.Y.) to retire
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/01/08/house-dems-mike-mcintyre-carolyn-mccarthy-to-retire-from-house/

Soundbounder
02-12-2014, 06:13 PM
A list of the 33 incumbents not seeking re-election

Thirty-three representatives are retiring from their seats. 13 Dems and 20 Repubs
Democrats

Thirteen Democrats are retiring from their seats.


California 11 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California%27s_11th_congressional_district): George Miller (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Miller_(California_politician)): Retiring
California 33 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California%27s_33rd_congressional_district): Henry Waxman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Waxman): Retiring
Hawaii 1 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawaii%27s_1st_congressional_district): Colleen Hanabusa (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colleen_Hanabusa): To run for the U.S. Senate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_special_election_in_Hawaii,_2 014)
Iowa 1 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iowa%27s_1st_congressional_district): Bruce Braley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Braley): To run for the U.S. Senate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Iowa,_2014)
Maine 2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maine%27s_2nd_congressional_district): Mike Michaud (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Michaud): To run for Governor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maine_gubernatorial_election,_2014)
Michigan 14 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan%27s_14th_congressional_district): Gary Peters (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Peters_(Michigan_politician)): To run for the U.S. Senate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Michigan,_2014)
New Jersey 1 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Jersey%27s_1st_congressional_district): Rob Andrews (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Andrews): Retiring
New York 4 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York%27s_4th_congressional_district): Carolyn McCarthy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolyn_McCarthy): Retiring
New York 21 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York%27s_21st_congressional_district): Bill Owens (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Owens_(congressman)): Retiring
North Carolina 7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Carolina%27s_7th_congressional_district): Mike McIntyre (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_McIntyre): Retiring
Pennsylvania 13 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania%27s_13th_congressional_district): Allyson Schwartz (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allyson_Schwartz): To run for Governor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania_gubernatorial_election,_2014)
Utah 4 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah%27s_4th_congressional_district): Jim Matheson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Matheson): Retiring
Virginia 8 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia%27s_8th_congressional_district): Jim Moran (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Moran): Retiring

Republicans

Twenty Republicans are retiring from their seats.


Alabama 6 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alabama%27s_6th_congressional_district): Spencer Bachus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spencer_Bachus): Retiring
Arkansas 2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkansas%27s_2nd_congressional_district): Tim Griffin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Griffin): Retiring
Arkansas 4 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkansas%27s_4th_congressional_district): Tom Cotton (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Cotton): To run for the U.S. Senate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Arkansas,_2014)
California 25 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California%27s_25th_congressional_district): Buck McKeon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buck_McKeon): Retiring
California 31: Gary Miller: Retiring
California 45 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California%27s_45th_congressional_district): John B.T. Campbell III (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_B.T._Campbell_III): Retiring
Georgia 1 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia%27s_1st_congressional_district): Jack Kingston (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Kingston): To run for the U.S. Senate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Georgia,_2014).
Georgia 10 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia%27s_10th_congressional_district): Paul Broun (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Broun): To run for the U.S. Senate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Georgia,_2014).
Georgia 11 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia%27s_11th_congressional_district): Phil Gingrey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Gingrey): To run for the U.S. Senate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Georgia,_2014).
Iowa 3 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iowa%27s_3rd_congressional_district): Tom Latham (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Latham): Retiring
Louisiana 6 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana%27s_6th_congressional_district): Bill Cassidy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Cassidy): To run for the U.S. Senate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Louisiana,_2014).
Minnesota 6 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota%27s_6th_congressional_district): Michele Bachmann (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michele_Bachmann): Retiring] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives_elections,_ 2014#cite_note-21)
Montana at-large (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montana%27s_at-large_congressional_district): Steve Daines (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Daines): To run for the U.S. Senate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Montana,_2014).
New Jersey 3 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Jersey%27s_3rd_congressional_district): Jon Runyan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Runyan): Retiring
North Carolina 6 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Carolina%27s_6th_congressional_district): Howard Coble (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Coble): Retiring
Oklahoma 5 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma%27s_5th_congressional_district): James Lankford (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Lankford): To run for the U.S. Senate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_special_election_in_Oklahoma, _2014).
Pennsylvania 6 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania%27s_6th_congressional_district): Jim Gerlach (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Gerlach): Retiring
Texas 36 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas%27s_36th_congressional_district): Steve Stockman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Stockman): To run for the U.S. Senate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Texas,_2014).
Virginia 10 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia%27s_10th_congressional_district): Frank Wolf (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Wolf_(politician)): Retiring
West Virginia 2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Virginia%27s_2nd_congressional_district): Shelley Moore Capito (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelley_Moore_Capito): To run for the U.S. Senate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_West_Virginia,_20 14).


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives_elections,_ 2014#Republicans

genglandoh
02-12-2014, 06:34 PM
A list of the 33 incumbents not seeking re-election

Thirty-three representatives are retiring from their seats. 13 Dems and 20 Repubs
Democrats

Thirteen Democrats are retiring from their seats.


California 11 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California%27s_11th_congressional_district): George Miller (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Miller_(California_politician)): Retiring
California 33 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California%27s_33rd_congressional_district): Henry Waxman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Waxman): Retiring
Hawaii 1 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawaii%27s_1st_congressional_district): Colleen Hanabusa (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colleen_Hanabusa): To run for the U.S. Senate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_special_election_in_Hawaii,_2 014)
Iowa 1 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iowa%27s_1st_congressional_district): Bruce Braley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Braley): To run for the U.S. Senate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Iowa,_2014)
Maine 2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maine%27s_2nd_congressional_district): Mike Michaud (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Michaud): To run for Governor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maine_gubernatorial_election,_2014)
Michigan 14 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan%27s_14th_congressional_district): Gary Peters (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Peters_(Michigan_politician)): To run for the U.S. Senate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Michigan,_2014)
New Jersey 1 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Jersey%27s_1st_congressional_district): Rob Andrews (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Andrews): Retiring
New York 4 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York%27s_4th_congressional_district): Carolyn McCarthy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolyn_McCarthy): Retiring
New York 21 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York%27s_21st_congressional_district): Bill Owens (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Owens_(congressman)): Retiring
North Carolina 7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Carolina%27s_7th_congressional_district): Mike McIntyre (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_McIntyre): Retiring
Pennsylvania 13 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania%27s_13th_congressional_district): Allyson Schwartz (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allyson_Schwartz): To run for Governor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania_gubernatorial_election,_2014)
Utah 4 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah%27s_4th_congressional_district): Jim Matheson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Matheson): Retiring
Virginia 8 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia%27s_8th_congressional_district): Jim Moran (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Moran): Retiring

Republicans

Twenty Republicans are retiring from their seats.


Alabama 6 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alabama%27s_6th_congressional_district): Spencer Bachus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spencer_Bachus): Retiring
Arkansas 2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkansas%27s_2nd_congressional_district): Tim Griffin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Griffin): Retiring
Arkansas 4 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkansas%27s_4th_congressional_district): Tom Cotton (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Cotton): To run for the U.S. Senate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Arkansas,_2014)
California 25 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California%27s_25th_congressional_district): Buck McKeon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buck_McKeon): Retiring
California 31: Gary Miller: Retiring
California 45 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California%27s_45th_congressional_district): John B.T. Campbell III (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_B.T._Campbell_III): Retiring
Georgia 1 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia%27s_1st_congressional_district): Jack Kingston (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Kingston): To run for the U.S. Senate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Georgia,_2014).
Georgia 10 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia%27s_10th_congressional_district): Paul Broun (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Broun): To run for the U.S. Senate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Georgia,_2014).
Georgia 11 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia%27s_11th_congressional_district): Phil Gingrey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Gingrey): To run for the U.S. Senate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Georgia,_2014).
Iowa 3 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iowa%27s_3rd_congressional_district): Tom Latham (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Latham): Retiring
Louisiana 6 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana%27s_6th_congressional_district): Bill Cassidy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Cassidy): To run for the U.S. Senate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Louisiana,_2014).
Minnesota 6 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota%27s_6th_congressional_district): Michele Bachmann (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michele_Bachmann): Retiring] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives_elections,_ 2014#cite_note-21)
Montana at-large (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montana%27s_at-large_congressional_district): Steve Daines (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Daines): To run for the U.S. Senate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Montana,_2014).
New Jersey 3 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Jersey%27s_3rd_congressional_district): Jon Runyan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Runyan): Retiring
North Carolina 6 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Carolina%27s_6th_congressional_district): Howard Coble (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Coble): Retiring
Oklahoma 5 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma%27s_5th_congressional_district): James Lankford (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Lankford): To run for the U.S. Senate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_special_election_in_Oklahoma, _2014).
Pennsylvania 6 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania%27s_6th_congressional_district): Jim Gerlach (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Gerlach): Retiring
Texas 36 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas%27s_36th_congressional_district): Steve Stockman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Stockman): To run for the U.S. Senate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Texas,_2014).
Virginia 10 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia%27s_10th_congressional_district): Frank Wolf (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Wolf_(politician)): Retiring
West Virginia 2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Virginia%27s_2nd_congressional_district): Shelley Moore Capito (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelley_Moore_Capito): To run for the U.S. Senate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_West_Virginia,_20 14).


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives_elections,_ 2014#Republicans

Thanks for the full list with links.
The point is since the being of the year 6 Dems have decided to retire.
Looking at your list I counted only 2 Reps who decided to retire this year.

genglandoh
02-12-2014, 06:59 PM
Seems like a pretty pointless distinction.

What's your point? Republican retirements count less because they were announced sooner?

And where's your thread on Republican retirements?

Aren’t you just a little curious why so many decided in January to retire?

Tom Montgomery
02-12-2014, 06:59 PM
How many more Democrats will retire this year?

Surely not enough to satisfy you, Graham.

Soundbounder
02-12-2014, 07:09 PM
Aren’t you just a little curious why so many decided in January to retire?

Carolyn McCarthy has cancer, but I suspect you don't believe that's the reason she is retiring. You probably believe Limbaugh's line about how she is afraid she will lose because of Obama.

I'll bet the same doctor who fabricated Obama's birth certificate also fabricated McCarthy's cancer diagnosis.

genglandoh
02-12-2014, 07:52 PM
Henry Waxman is 74 years old. George Miller is 68. Both have been serving in Congress since before I was born.

If they want to retire, they can retire whenever they want.

Are you sure it has nothing to do with Political reasons like


The disaster of Obamacare.
Having to defend their voting record.
Having to defend Obamas policies.

genglandoh
02-12-2014, 07:56 PM
I did not realize that some are thinking Nancy Pelosi may be the next Dem to retire.
Will Nancy Pelosi Be the Next to Retire
http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/will-nancy-pelosi-be-the-next-to-retire-20140130

Gerarddm
02-12-2014, 08:05 PM
Are you sure it has nothing to do with Political reasons like



The disaster of Obamacare.
Having to defend their voting record.
Having to defend Obamas policies.




No, but you seem be sure, which is evidence of the fatuous nature of your inferred 'analysis'.

genglandoh
02-12-2014, 08:16 PM
Recently there have been a few Democrats who have decided to retire and will not run for election in 2014.
I am just wondering if more will retire.
The current list is
Jan 30 2014 - Henry Waxman's Retirement: A Bad Sign for House Democrats in 2014
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/01/henry-waxmans-retirement-a-bad-sign-for-house-democrats-in-2014/283476/
JAN. 13, 2014 - WASHINGTON — Representative George Miller, Democrat of California, announced Monday that he would retire at the end of his term, after 40 years in Congress.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/14/us/politics/another-house-democrat-is-set-to-retire.html?_r=0
January 15th, 2014 - Twelve-term Democrat Jim Moran of Virginia announced Wednesday that he plans to retire at the end of 2014.
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/01/15/longtime-democrat-to-retire-from-house/
Jan 14, 2014 - Up next in the retirement conga line is Rep. Bill Owens, an endangered House Democrat from upstate New York.
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2014/01/14/buh-bye-another-vulnerable-house-democrat-announces-2014-retirement-n1778958
January 8 - House Dems Mike McIntyre (N.C.), Carolyn McCarthy (N.Y.) to retire
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/01/08/house-dems-mike-mcintyre-carolyn-mccarthy-to-retire-from-house/

I am sorry I missed one.
February 4 - N.J. Democrat Rob Andrews to resign from Congress
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/02/04/n-j-democrat-rob-andrews-expected-to-resign-from-congress/

LeeG
02-12-2014, 08:47 PM
This is looking like a global warming thread

David G
02-12-2014, 09:19 PM
More disingenuous, slanted, misinformed cowflop from our reigning master of such.

Soundbounder
02-13-2014, 09:33 AM
I fail to see the difference between a Republican announcing their retirement in November or December, and a Democrat announcing in January or February.

With the exception of 3-4, most of these are safe seats anyway.

slug
02-13-2014, 10:05 AM
With the high cost of a decent Mercedes Benz, waterfront property, yachts, .... it makes sense to retire from public duty and become a lobbist.

When a Congressman retires and becomes a Lobbyist, He Gets a 1,452 Percent Raise

http://www.thenation.com/article/166809/when-congressman-becomes-lobbyist-he-gets-1452-percent-raise-average

genglandoh
02-13-2014, 04:14 PM
I fail to see the difference between a Republican announcing their retirement in November or December, and a Democrat announcing in January or February.

With the exception of 3-4, most of these are safe seats anyway.

7 out of the 8 Dems who have announced their retirement have done it in 2014.
It seems like they know something.

genglandoh
02-22-2014, 11:06 AM
The list keeps growing here are 2 more.
1. Rush Holt Bolts From Congress
New Jersey drivers soon will be forced to peel off their "My Congressman IS a Rocket Scientist" bumper stickers, because Rep. Rush Holt, D-N.J., is retiring from Congress in 2015.
http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/ballot-2014/2014/02/18/rep-rush-holt-announces-retirement
2. California Democrat Gloria Negrete McLeod quitting House
Democratic Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod of California said Tuesday that she will not seek reelection in 2014, but will run instead for a supervisor’s seat in San Bernardino County.
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/02/gloria-negrete-mcleod-to-leave-house-103624.html#ixzz2u4EhJvK7

Mrleft8
02-23-2014, 11:19 AM
Seven.

S.V. Airlie
02-23-2014, 11:30 AM
I honestly don't care that much.

Rum_Pirate
02-23-2014, 11:38 AM
A list of the 33 incumbents not seeking re-election

Thirty-three representatives are retiring from their seats. 13 Dems and 20 Repubs
Democrats

Thirteen Democrats are retiring from their seats.


California 11 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California%27s_11th_congressional_district): George Miller (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Miller_(California_politician)): Retiring
California 33 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California%27s_33rd_congressional_district): Henry Waxman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Waxman): Retiring
Hawaii 1 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawaii%27s_1st_congressional_district): Colleen Hanabusa (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colleen_Hanabusa): To run for the U.S. Senate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_special_election_in_Hawaii,_2 014)
Iowa 1 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iowa%27s_1st_congressional_district): Bruce Braley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Braley): To run for the U.S. Senate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Iowa,_2014)
Maine 2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maine%27s_2nd_congressional_district): Mike Michaud (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Michaud): To run for Governor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maine_gubernatorial_election,_2014)
Michigan 14 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan%27s_14th_congressional_district): Gary Peters (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Peters_(Michigan_politician)): To run for the U.S. Senate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Michigan,_2014)
New Jersey 1 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Jersey%27s_1st_congressional_district): Rob Andrews (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Andrews): Retiring
New York 4 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York%27s_4th_congressional_district): Carolyn McCarthy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolyn_McCarthy): Retiring
New York 21 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York%27s_21st_congressional_district): Bill Owens (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Owens_(congressman)): Retiring
North Carolina 7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Carolina%27s_7th_congressional_district): Mike McIntyre (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_McIntyre): Retiring
Pennsylvania 13 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania%27s_13th_congressional_district): Allyson Schwartz (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allyson_Schwartz): To run for Governor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania_gubernatorial_election,_2014)
Utah 4 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah%27s_4th_congressional_district): Jim Matheson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Matheson): Retiring
Virginia 8 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia%27s_8th_congressional_district): Jim Moran (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Moran): Retiring

Republicans

Twenty Republicans are retiring from their seats.


Alabama 6 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alabama%27s_6th_congressional_district): Spencer Bachus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spencer_Bachus): Retiring
Arkansas 2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkansas%27s_2nd_congressional_district): Tim Griffin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Griffin): Retiring
Arkansas 4 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkansas%27s_4th_congressional_district): Tom Cotton (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Cotton): To run for the U.S. Senate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Arkansas,_2014)
California 25 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California%27s_25th_congressional_district): Buck McKeon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buck_McKeon): Retiring
California 31: Gary Miller: Retiring
California 45 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California%27s_45th_congressional_district): John B.T. Campbell III (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_B.T._Campbell_III): Retiring
Georgia 1 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia%27s_1st_congressional_district): Jack Kingston (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Kingston): To run for the U.S. Senate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Georgia,_2014).
Georgia 10 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia%27s_10th_congressional_district): Paul Broun (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Broun): To run for the U.S. Senate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Georgia,_2014).
Georgia 11 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia%27s_11th_congressional_district): Phil Gingrey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Gingrey): To run for the U.S. Senate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Georgia,_2014).
Iowa 3 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iowa%27s_3rd_congressional_district): Tom Latham (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Latham): Retiring
Louisiana 6 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana%27s_6th_congressional_district): Bill Cassidy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Cassidy): To run for the U.S. Senate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Louisiana,_2014).
Minnesota 6 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota%27s_6th_congressional_district): Michele Bachmann (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michele_Bachmann): Retiring] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives_elections,_ 2014#cite_note-21)
Montana at-large (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montana%27s_at-large_congressional_district): Steve Daines (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Daines): To run for the U.S. Senate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Montana,_2014).
New Jersey 3 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Jersey%27s_3rd_congressional_district): Jon Runyan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Runyan): Retiring
North Carolina 6 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Carolina%27s_6th_congressional_district): Howard Coble (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Coble): Retiring
Oklahoma 5 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma%27s_5th_congressional_district): James Lankford (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Lankford): To run for the U.S. Senate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_special_election_in_Oklahoma, _2014).
Pennsylvania 6 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania%27s_6th_congressional_district): Jim Gerlach (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Gerlach): Retiring
Texas 36 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas%27s_36th_congressional_district): Steve Stockman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Stockman): To run for the U.S. Senate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Texas,_2014).
Virginia 10 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia%27s_10th_congressional_district): Frank Wolf (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Wolf_(politician)): Retiring
West Virginia 2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Virginia%27s_2nd_congressional_district): Shelley Moore Capito (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelley_Moore_Capito): To run for the U.S. Senate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_West_Virginia,_20 14).


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives_elections,_ 2014#Republicans


Given the above, how many of those seats are likely to be retained by the respective parties?

David G
02-24-2014, 01:53 PM
And I wonder how many of those Democrats are switching parties and criticizing the party... like this Republican:

http://iacknowledge.net/gop-congresswoman-its-a-party-i-was-no-longer-proud-to-be-a-part-of/



Home (http://iacknowledge.net)Class Warfare Exists (http://iacknowledge.net/class-warfare-exists/)
http://iacknowledge.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/o-ANA-RIVAS-LOGAN-facebook-750x400.jpg
GOP Congresswoman: “It’s a party I was no longer proud to be a part of.”

leikec
02-24-2014, 02:18 PM
And I wonder how many of those Democrats are switching parties and criticizing the party... like this Republican:

http://iacknowledge.net/gop-congresswoman-its-a-party-i-was-no-longer-proud-to-be-a-part-of/


Obviously a RINO, out of touch with REAL republicans.... :D

Jeff C

Rum_Pirate
02-24-2014, 02:35 PM
Given the number in Post#4, how many of those seats are likely to be retained (or lost/won) by the respective parties?

genglandoh
02-24-2014, 08:44 PM
And I wonder how many of those Democrats are switching parties and criticizing the party... like this Republican:

http://iacknowledge.net/gop-congresswoman-its-a-party-i-was-no-longer-proud-to-be-a-part-of/

Not hard to find

Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory (R-Opelousas) explains why he recently switched from the Democrat Party to the Republican Party.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/06/18/elbert_guillory_why_i_chose_to_become_a_republican .html

genglandoh
02-24-2014, 08:52 PM
Another one bites the dust.

Michigan Rep. John Dingell to Retire

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303880604579402903828368602?mg=ren o64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB1000 1424052702303880604579402903828368602.html

genglandoh
02-28-2014, 01:46 PM
Another announcement

Arizona Democratic Rep. Ed Pastor says he will retire
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/27/us-usa-politics-pastor-idUSBREA1Q20520140227

bogdog
02-28-2014, 02:00 PM
I suspect Jim Moran's seat here in Virginia will go Republican, assuming the single Republican in that district votes for himself early and often.

genglandoh
02-28-2014, 02:07 PM
Summary so far 11 this year.
Date State Names
1/30/14 CA Waxman
1/13/14 CA Miller
1/15/14 VA Morgan
1/14/14 NY Owens
1/8/14 NC McIntyre
1/8/14 NY McCarthy
2/4/14 NJ Andrews
2/18/14 NJ Holt
2/18/14 CA McLeod
2/24/14 MI Dingell
2/17/14 AZ Pastor

bogdog
02-28-2014, 02:22 PM
Just remember many Republican incumbents are likely not to come back since the Tea Party candidates will beat them in the primaries. That may give a nice Republican boost to the Democratic challengers in those districts

John of Phoenix
02-28-2014, 02:32 PM
The guy is psychotic. TOTALLY divorced from reality.

Mrleft8
02-28-2014, 05:03 PM
The guy is psychotic. TOTALLY divorced from reality.

I assume you are referring to me. Thank you! :D

Soundbounder
03-01-2014, 03:29 AM
So the total right now is 16 Democrat and 22 Republican incumbents are not seeking re-election.

genglandoh
03-18-2014, 06:41 PM
It looks like the Florida special election is telling some Dems it is time to quit.

Inside Politics: The Political Forecast: More Democrats to retire this week
Florida election results cause more Democratic exits: Watch in the week or so ahead for a few more retirements by veteran House Democrats.
I'm told the Florida special election results were the last straw for at least two and perhaps more House Democrats facing tough 2014 races.
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/03/16/the-political-forecast-more-democrats-to-retire-this-week/

ljb5
03-28-2014, 11:17 AM
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has just announced he's retiring.

What's that bring the tally up to, Geng?

Or..... lemmee guess. You don't think that one counts?

S.V. Airlie
03-28-2014, 12:19 PM
Retire or leave for another office? Big difference! If they win say a Senate seat, they are still making the rules.

Cuyahoga Chuck
03-28-2014, 12:36 PM
It goes like this,geng. The US House of Representatives has become a c****e jerk since the Republicans gained control and there is no indication that will be remedied any time soon.
If that makes you happy I understand.

ljb5
03-31-2014, 04:49 PM
This morning, Dave Camp (R-MI) announced he is retiring.

Geng, are you keeping track? What the tally at now?

genglandoh
04-01-2014, 06:24 AM
This morning, Dave Camp (R-MI) announced he is retiring.

Geng, are you keeping track? What the tally at now?

In 2014 there have been
3 Reps who have announced they are retiring
11 Dems who have announced they are retiring

ljb5
04-01-2014, 08:35 AM
In 2014 there have been
3 Reps who have announced they are retiring
11 Dems who have announced they are retiring

Hmm... not sure you're doing this correctly.

Gerlach, Hastings, Camp, Rogers, Miller and McKeon all announced in 2014, so that's at least six Republicans in 2014. So you're off by about a factor of two, which is actually pretty good for you.

For the 113th Congress, there are 21 Republicans who have retired or resigned and 18 Democrats.

(Not counting those who have died, or been appointed, elected or are running for other office.)

I didn't divided it out by who announced their retirement before or after January 1st, as that distinction is entirely pointless. But, since you seem to think it is an important distinction, I would think you would at least make an effort to get it right.

ljb5
04-02-2014, 08:53 AM
In 2014 there have been
3 Reps who have announced they are retiring

Out of curiosity, geng, when you made this statement did you have any intention of it being accurate and truthful, or were you just kinda shooting from the hip?

As a follow-up: assuming you intended to be accurate, have you any thoughts on where you went off course?

genglandoh
04-02-2014, 09:02 AM
Out of curiosity, geng, when you made this statement did you have any intention of it being accurate and truthful, or were you just kinda shooting from the hip?

As a follow-up: assuming you intended to be accurate, have you any thoughts on where you went off course?

I based in on the list posted earlier (see post#3) and added the one you pointed out.
I should have rechecked the data.

Thanks for checking the data.

Do also understand that I am only counting people who are retiring not people who are moving to the Senate.
When someone moves for the House to the Senate they are not retiring.

ljb5
04-02-2014, 09:34 AM
I based in on the list posted earlier (see post#3) and added the one you pointed out.

But even that list posted earlier (see post #3) lists Mckeon, Miller and Gerlach, so that's at least three plus the two I pointed out....

So that's at least five you should have seen, plus at least one more that I know of... and I haven't even checked the rest of them.


Do also understand that I am only counting people who are retiring not people who are moving to the Senate.

So am I... but you listed three guys in Georgia running for one Senate seat. At least two of them aren't going to make it.

Did you notice that, or is that just another one of those pesky little facts that you overlook so constantly?


I should have rechecked the data.

No kidding. You need to go back and rethink your entire approach to this subject. Half of what you have said isn't true and the rest of it doesn't make any sense.

Is this how you do your job? You post numbers that aren't true... and then when someone points it out to you, you defend yourself by referring to other numbers that also aren't true. If you do this at work, you should be fired. In some fields, it's downright dangerous to have an engineer who is wrong so often. I sure hope you're not responsible for anything more powerful than a Xerox machine, because if you were responsible for a blow-out preventer, people would die.

ljb5
04-11-2014, 10:37 PM
Tom Petri, (R-Wisconsin) will announce his retirement on Monday.

genglandoh
08-08-2014, 12:29 PM
Well he did not retire but he is quitting the Montana Senate race.

I have no idea what will happen next for the Dems in Montana.
Walsh had already gotten the Dem nomination so who knows who will replace him.


Dem Sen. Walsh drops out of Montana Senate race after plagiarism scandal
Montana Democratic Sen. John Walsh is dropping out of his Senate race after being dogged by allegations of plagiarism, potentially boosting Republicans' chances of picking up the seat in November.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/08/07/dem-sen-walsh-drops-out-montana-senate-race/

ccmanuals
08-08-2014, 02:09 PM
Are you sure it has nothing to do with Political reasons like


The disaster of Obamacare.
Having to defend their voting record.
Having to defend Obamas policies.


If they are in fact retiring because of any other reason than age I would suggest that reason is likely they are tired of having to deal with republicans that act like 12 year olds.

wardd
08-08-2014, 02:12 PM
This is looking like a global warming thread

what global warming?

wardd
08-08-2014, 02:18 PM
The guy is psychotic. TOTALLY divorced from reality.

i don't like reality, i'm looking for a good fantasy

wardd
08-08-2014, 02:21 PM
Out of curiosity, geng, when you made this statement did you have any intention of it being accurate and truthful, or were you just kinda shooting from the hip?

As a follow-up: assuming you intended to be accurate, have you any thoughts on where you went off course?

it wasn't meant to be a factual statement

wardd
08-08-2014, 02:23 PM
If they are in fact retiring because of any other reason than age I would suggest that reason is likely they are tired of having to deal with republicans that act like 12 year olds.

12 year olds?

bobbys
08-08-2014, 02:27 PM
what global warming?.

the global warming Obama talked about while defeating the flat earth society in heavy debates.

ccmanuals
08-08-2014, 02:29 PM
12 year olds?

I guess I was being generous here.

bobbys
08-13-2014, 10:27 AM
recently there have been a few democrats who have decided to retire and will not run for election in 2014.
I am just wondering if more will retire.
The current list is
jan 30 2014 - henry waxman's retirement: A bad sign for house democrats in 2014
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/01/henry-waxmans-retirement-a-bad-sign-for-house-democrats-in-2014/283476/
jan. 13, 2014 - washington — representative george miller, democrat of california, announced monday that he would retire at the end of his term, after 40 years in congress.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/14/us/politics/another-house-democrat-is-set-to-retire.html?_r=0
january 15th, 2014 - twelve-term democrat jim moran of virginia announced wednesday that he plans to retire at the end of 2014.
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/01/15/longtime-democrat-to-retire-from-house/
jan 14, 2014 - up next in the retirement conga line is rep. bill owens, an endangered house democrat from upstate new york.
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2014/01/14/buh-bye-another-vulnerable-house-democrat-announces-2014-retirement-n1778958
january 8 - house dems mike mcintyre (n.c.), carolyn mccarthy (n.y.) to retire
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/01/08/house-dems-mike-mcintyre-carolyn-mccarthy-to-retire-from-house/
.

Hhhhmmmmmmm.

ljb5
08-13-2014, 11:16 AM
.

Hhhhmmmmmmm.

Is that all you have to say?

According to Roll Call, the current standings are:



Retiring: 16 Republicans, 15 Democrats.

Resigned/Resigning: 7 Republicans, 4 Democrats.

Kinda looks like Republicans are taking the bigger hit. Did you notice that?

(And that tally doesn't include the three sitting Republicans in Congress who all ran for the same Georgia senate seat and all lost in the primary/run-off. As I understand the rules in Georgia, they are now ineligible to run for their old house seats, so they are, in effect, resigned. I believe Steve Stockman of Texas is in the same position.)

So, all-in-all, the current tally is something like 27 Republicans and 19 Democrats. But hey --- don't let the facts get in the way of your narrative. You go ahead and believe what you want to believe.

You ever get the feeling that genglandoh either doesn't have all the facts or doesn't want you to have all the facts?