Another long-standing incumbent on the Democrat side of the aisle is calling it quits on his political career.
Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) has decided to step down at the end of his current term.
Perlmutter, who has been in office for over a decade and is 68 years old, is walking away.
Time to Go
Perlmutter now makes the 26th Democrat to walk away from the House.
His retirement makes it the 18th Democrat to just outright call it quits.
He stated that it was time to “pass the torch to the next generation.”
Perlmutter added, “After much thought and consideration, I have decided not to run for reelection.
“I have loved representing my friends, neighbors and fellow Coloradans in the Congress of the United States of America. I will miss meeting the voters of the new 7th District – it is truly the most beautiful district in America.”
This is the second Democrat to announce retirement this week, with Rep. Lawrence (D-MI) announcing that she would retire.
She stated, “I’ve had the good fortune of serving the people of Michigan, on the local and national levels.
“Today, after reflecting on my journey – and oh my goodness, what a journey — and having conversations with my family, I am announcing that I will not be seeking re-election to Congress.”
This is excellent news for the GOP, which has an abundance of seats that can be flipped from this turnover.
It is very bad news for Pelosi, however, as she continues to lose long-time incumbents in an election where Democrats are struggling to maintain control.
I just don’t see any way possible that Democrats don’t lose at least three dozen seats in the mid-term elections.
Their only hope at this point is getting that ridiculous voting rights legislation passed as well as their gerrymandering.
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Source: New York Post