Retiring House Democrats Have No Regrets Despite Improved Midterm Outlook

Posted on AllSides September 21st, 2022
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House Democrats who decided to retire rather than run for reelection say they don’t regret their decisions even though there’s a chance their party won’t get shellacked in November’s midterm election.

“It’s time for me to retire and go back to practicing law and make some money,” retiring Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) told HuffPost. “We’ve got a really strong bench in Colorado, and you got to let the bench rise sometimes.”

Democratic leaders brushed off questions about the retirements, saying they had a strong field of candidates.

“We’ve got our...

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