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

By CARL HULSE and DAVID M. HERSZENHORN

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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