Sunday, August 4, 2019

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

Say goodbye to 56-year-old Pete Olson, who represents Texas' 22nd congressional district.  

Sugar Land GOP Rep. Pete Olson won't run for reelection in district expected to be competitive in 2020.  (Dallas Morning News, 7/25/2019)
"As someone who has long advocated for policies that put our families first, it's time for me to take my own advice and be a more consistent presence to help our family," he said in a news release, explaining that his wife's mother has suffered health problems that require more care.

Family first?  Nah!  Don't believe him for a minute.  He sees that the 22nd is trending blue.  Pete doesn't want to face the humiliation of a loss.

Source:  Ballotpedia 

The art of the Texas gerrymander

Sources:  CNN (US/TX), Daily Kos (TX 22nd CD)

The Obama elections:
  • 2008:  McCain, 60%; Obama 39%
  • 2012:  Romney, 62.1%; Obama 37.6%
Take another look at the column graph.  The 22nd is definitely not Trump's America.

Other Pete Olson posts:
Texas's 22nd congressional district is 'getting significantly less Republican fast'.  (4/16/2018)
What the heck! Another Republican spouting nonsense about climate change.  (12/6/2015)
Meet the members of the Republican Study Committee.  (8/11/2015)
No friend to the environment.  (5/18/2015)


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)
Indiana 5th CD.  Susan Brooks.  (8/3/2019)
Texas 11th CD.  Tom Conaway.  (8/3/2019)

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