Moderates fleeing U.S. House, setting stage for more Washington gridlock

Posted on AllSides September 21st, 2022
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Reuters/ Tom Brenner

Moderate members of the U.S. House of Representatives are leaving office at twice the rate of their more partisan peers this year, a Reuters analysis found, likely deepening Washington gridlock during President Joe Biden's next two years in office.

The number of incumbent House members retiring or who lost a party nomination contest is at a three-decade high after a once-a-decade redistricting process that eliminated more than a dozen of the country's dwindling number of competitive districts.

Now all 50 states have finished their nominating contests, 13 of Congress's 50 most...

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