GOP Incumbents Jumping Ship

The New York Times is reporting 28 GOP seats are up for grabs this fall; the most ever, as new lobbying laws go into effect soon.

January 31, 2008

G.O.P. Exodus in House Bodes Ill for Fall Success


WASHINGTON — A swelling exodus of senior Republican incumbents from the House, worsened by a persistent disadvantage in campaign money, threatens to cripple Republican efforts to topple the Democratic majority in November.

Representative Tom Davis, a moderate from Northern Virginia, on Wednesday became the fifth House Republican in the last week to announce that he would not seek re-election. That puts the roster of retirees at 28, one of the highest numbers recorded for the party in the House.

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  3 comments for “GOP Incumbents Jumping Ship

  1. January 31, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    This comment was very interesting.

  2. demmother
    January 31, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    the whiners don’t want to be in the minority (boo hoo)

  3. CW
    February 2, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    The Republicans just don’t seem serious about this election. Maybe they really do think they can let a Democrat take over and try to clean up the mess left by Bush. When they fail the Republicans will have an easy win in 2012.

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