Democrats Exiting Opens Republican Opportunity

We may be seeing the beginning of a mass exodus of Democratic in cumbents from the House. 

Announced Retiring:  

Rep. Bart Gordon - TN 

Rep. Neil Abercrombie – HI 

Rep Brian Baird – WA 

Rep  John Tanner – TN 

Rep Dennis Moore – KS 

Leaving to run for Senate: 

Rep Charlie Melancon – LA 

Rep Joe Sestak – PA 

Rep Paul Hodes NH  

Just the talk of this causes sleepless nights for Democratic Party leaders in Washington and in states across the country.    

Open districts are critical to the party out of the White House mak ing gains.  If the retirements come in big numbers, they come in De cember or January before the elec tion year.              

 ~ John Gizzi