At least 20 House Democrats leaving their posts

It’s estimated that a whopping 20 Democrats have announced that they will not be running for re-election, but taking their exit from the House of Representatives.

According to Breitbart News, the current majority party has further diminished their already bleak chances of maintaining their majority with the recent retirement announcements. 

Political analysts believe that given the likely outcomes of the upcoming election, Republicans only need to make a net gain of about one-quarter of those seats in order to take control of the House. 

Most recently California Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) announced on Thursday that he was departing the house at the end of his term, saying “it is time to pass the baton” as his “journey” comes to an end. 

 Torunn Sinclair, a spokeswoman from the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) said after Lowenthal’s announcement that the opposing party has a “crisis” on their hands because of their agenda and the impact it’s having on Americans: 

“Democrats have a full-blown retirement crisis on their hands because voters are rejecting their agenda of higher prices, higher crime, and open borders,” Sinclair said. 

The California Democrat is joining Reps. Filemon Vela (D-TX) and Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) announced their retirements in March, according to Breitbart. 

The publication went on to list the Democrats who have announced their retirement, including Former Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Chairwoman Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL).

House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) along with longtime Reps. David Price (D-NC) and Mike Doyle (D-PA), all announced within the last few months that they were making their House exit in October.

Not surprisingly the Scandal-ridden Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) announced he would not seek re-election after his current term in August and Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) announced her resignation we well. 

Longtime Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) and House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairwoman Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), said in November that they were leaving the House, much to Democrats chagrin, along with a number of others who have announced their retirement. 

In addition to the departures from elected office an additional eight House Democrats have announced they would be running for different offices, several for Senate seats and a few governors, mayors, with a few attorney general-hopefuls thrown in as well. 

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