House Retirements Continue
Per Tuesday, January 11th’s Hill Article, Speaker Pelosi is “not offering clues about whether this will be her final year in Congress, as many expect.” “Additionally, House Majority Leader Hoyer, who will be 83 in June, and House Majority Whip Clyburn, who will be 82 in July, have been reaching out to colleagues to gauge their support about hanging on, even if Speaker Pelosi retires.”
On Monday, January 10th, Rep. Perlmutter, a Blue Dog Democrat representing Colorado in the House since 2006, became the 26th incumbent in his caucus to announce he will not be seeking reelection. To date, thirteen House Republicans have announced they will retire this cycle too. In total, that’s 39 House members retiring and eleven of those members, six Democrats and five Republicans, are running for Senate or governor.