Saturday, August 3, 2019

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

Say goodbye to 58-year-old Susan Brooks, who represents Indiana's 5th congressional district.  

Indiana Republican Susan Brooks will not seek re-election to Congress.  (Indianapolis Star, 6/15/2019)
Although she doesn’t know yet what that next chapter will be, she knows she's ready to slow down and spend more time with her family. And that means no more bids for Congress or any other elected office — including the position of governor that she sought in 2016. 

The good news is that a Democratic challenger managed to get more than 40% of the vote in 2018.

Source:  Ballotpedia

Sources:  CNN (US/IN), Daily Kos (IN 5th CD)

The Obama elections:
  • 2008:  McCain, 52.6%; Obama 46.6%
  • 2012:  Romney, 57.5%; Obama 40.7%

Other retirement posts:
Alabama 1st CD.  Bradley Byrne.  (8/1/2019)
Alabama 2nd CD.  Martha Roby.  (8/1/2019)
Georgia 7th CD.  Rob Woodall.  (8/2/2019)

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