Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Two More House Dems Announce They Won’t Seek Reelection at Midterms; McNerney and Langevin Retirements Mark 27th and 28th Dems Leaving House; GOP Could Win Its Biggest Congressional Majority Since the Depression, and related stories

Two more House Democrats announce they won’t seek reelection at midterms:
Reps. Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Jerry McNerney (D-Calif.) announced Tuesday that they will not seek reelection in November, becoming the 27th and 28th House Democrats who will not be back in the chamber after the midterm elections.
Langevin — who was first elected to his seat in 2000, having previously served as Rhode Island’s Secretary of State and as a state representative — announced his decision in an op-ed published in The Providence Journal, saying that he wanted to spend more time with his loved ones.
“I have not come to this decision lightly, but it is time for me to chart a new course, which will allow me to stay closer to home and spend more time with my family and friends,” he wrote. “And while I don’t know what’s next for me just yet, whatever I do will always be in service of Rhode Island.”
Langevin, the first quadriplegic elected to Congress after he was paralyzed as a teen in an accidental shooting, currently serves as a senior member on the House Committee on Armed Services and the House Committee on Homeland Security. --->READ MORE HERE
McNerney and Langevin retirements mark 27th and 28th Democrats leaving House:
Reps. Jim Langevin of Rhode Island and Jerry McNerney of California mark the 27th and 28th House Democrats not running for reelection in 2022 as analysts expect a favorable year for Republicans.
Both members announced their retirements on Tuesday.
“I will keep working for the people of my district throughout the remainder of my term and look forward to new opportunities to continue to serve,” McNerney, 70, said in a tweet.
McNerney has represented California in Congress since 2007, in the 9th District since 2013 and in the old 11th District before that.
Langevin, 57, wrote a Providence Journal op-ed explaining his decision. --->READ MORE HERE
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