Posted by on January 11, 2022 5:07 am
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Rep. Ed Perlmutter Becomes 26th Democrat to Announce Retirement In 2022

Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) has added his name to the already-expansive list of Democrats who have announced that they will be retiring ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. Most of these retirements have thus far come from the House, where Republicans are expected to put on a real challenge to Democrats who are looking to keep their majority. In the Senate, where Democrats have a more favorable election map, there has only been one retirement, that of Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), president pro tempore of the Senate. The slew of Democratic retirements in the House has led some to speculate that there is a connection between the difficulty that Democrats will face in the 2022 elections and the growing list of retirements. During a speech announcing his retirement, Perlmutter brushed off any such speculation. “Even though the numbers are slightly tighter, we will win,” the 68 year old Coloradan said of …

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