There Are Now 18 House Republicans Retiring. What Does This Mean For 2020?

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    So what do we know about these recent retirees other than the majority of them are from safe Republican districts? Well, age could have played a role in many of these departures. Combined, these seven retirees share about 150 years of experience in the House and Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, for instance, is the second-longest serving House member, having first been elected in 1978. But only two — King (75) and Sensenbrenner (76) — are actually older than 70. The others are still in their early-to-mid 60s, which isn’t that far off from 58, which is the average age of a congressional member in the 116th Congress. In fact, because Reps. John Shimkus of Illinois, Mac Thornberry of Texas and Greg Walden of Oregon are all still in their early 60s, the relatively young age of these retirees reinforces the idea that Republicans might have misgivings about winning back the House.

    The article suggests that these retirements came about because they felt the GOP cannot win back the House in 2020. And, it’s my guess they’re Never Trumpers who know the president won’t support their reelection.

    So, the question is: Will the RNC come up with viable, pro-Trump candidates for these positions? And, will they be able to beat the leftists the DNC and people like George Soros will put up to take their seats?

    And, finally, will enough independents support the president to help elect his people to these and other seats?

    The future of the country is going to be decided in 2020.

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    If America has any sense of right and wrong, they'll throw out Democrats in droves.
     
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    my quick GUESS and Conspiracy is that all these retires are working AGAINST the TRUMP and Americans . And why not . They all have cash flow and perks provided by American taxpayers . They will carry their Titles of being Special and Trump loses them as Allies in a voting bloc .
     
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    I feel sick------I am a life-long Democrat. ------the donkey is VERY PIXILATED
     
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    What do you mean by the donkey being "very pixilated"?
     
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    The GOP will easily come up with pro-Trump candidates ---- duh. Pro-Trump means "highly electable," so no problem. I like your whole OP -- it clarifies the retirements. They are SUPPOSED to retire when their party can get another party member in --- same deal with the USSC, of course: retire when you have a sympathetic administration. Obviously Ruth Bader Ginsberg is......unwilling to admit that time is against her. Probably is: I never saw such a survivor in my life. Remember all those anti-Trump characters like Senators Flake and Corker who simply bailed out, knowing that their constituency was WAAAAAY more pro-Trump than they were? That could be going on here, or just that people want to retire in their 60s and who can blame them? I approve of that a lot more than people who die on the floor of the House in their late 70s or 80s. Seems an indecent sort of hanging-on. So they are retiring knowing that the Party can replace them in a New York minute. Works for me.
     
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    It means that GOPs don't expect to retake the House Majority in the 2020 election.
     
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    Was that even in play? I don't think either party expects to win back the part of Congress they don't control. The Senate so far looks safe enough for the good guys -- It would sure be great to control the House, too, and then have two years to get some serious work done. This is a good year for the Republicans who want to retire because Trump's coattails will sweep all the replacement GOP freshmen into office easily.
     
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    I think it's just the opposite. These are tired, old RINOS getting while the getting's good and leaving openings for fresh, young conservatives, many of them vets.
     
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    They had 2 years to get serious work done and squandered it.
     

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