Twelve Fourteen House Democrats retiring

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It was once five, then it was seventhen it was twelve
Now, it's fourteen - from The Hill:

Democrats brace for flood of retirements after Virginia rout
Democrats are bracing for the possibility of a coming wave of retirements as the party comes to grips with a series of ominous electoral losses in Virginia and other states that portend trouble in the 2022 midterms.

Fourteen House Democrats have already announced that they will not seek reelection in 2022. But the painful string of defeats in Tuesday’s off-year elections is stirring speculation that more of the party’s incumbents may be eyeing the exits ahead of the midterms in hopes of avoiding brutal reelection campaigns or being relegated once again to the minority.

Simple really - if they bow out now, as undefeated, they will be able to get cushy jobs as lobbyists and 'consultants'.  If they are defeated for reelection, not so much. This is not about how they represent us, this is about what we can do for them - keep them feeding at the trough instead of going out and getting honest employment.

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