Thursday, August 1, 2019

GOP members of Congress announce their retirements from the House early and often

Opinion:  The Republican Exodus from Congress, by Michalle Cottle.  (The New York Times, 7/31/2019)

Say goodbye to 64-year-old Bradley Byrne, who represents Alabama's 1st congressional district.  He announced a run for the U.S. Senate on February 20, 2019.  

Source:  Ballotpedia

Jo Bonner resigned from the seat in 2013 to take a position with the University of Alabama.  As you can see, it's a safely red district.

Source:  U.S. Census Bureau (My Congressional District)

Sources:  CNN (US/AL), Daily Kos (AL 1st CD)

The Obama elections:
  • 2008:  McCain, 60.9%; Obama 38.5%
  • 2012:  Romney, 61.8%; Obama 37.4%

Related posts:
Alabama GOP Rep. Bradley Byrne on religious freedom and contraception.  (3/24/2016)
These Alabama House Republicans pledge not to work with President Obama.  (1/13/2016)
Planned Parenthood videos altered? Makes no never mind.   (11/29/2015)
On evolution.  (8/26/2015)
Meet the Members of the Republican Study Committee.  (6/30/2015)
No friend to the environment.  (11/14/2015)

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