Rats Fleeing the Titanic — 10% of Dem Reps Not Running for Re-Election in ’22

Democrats are underdogs to keep control of Congress in 2022, with Republicans needing to flip a net of just five seats to regain the House.

“House Democrats’ nightmare before Christmas just keeps getting worse,” National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Mike Berg said in a statement. “Nobody wants to run as a Democrat because they know voters are rejecting their push for defunding police, higher taxes, and open borders.”

Of the 23 House Democrats who are not seeking re-election, 15 are retiring, four are running for the US Senate and four are seeking other elected offices. Twelve House Republicans are also not seeking re-election.