Major Swing State Representative Announces Retirement

Major Swing State Representative Announces Retirement

( – The 2022 midterm elections are just around the corner, and Republicans hope to retake control of both the House and Senate. Republicans have every reason to be optimistic about their chances with the Senate currently split 50/50.

On Tuesday, August 10, longtime US Representative Ron Kind (D-WI) announced he wouldn’t run for re-election next year. Rep. Kind told reporters he had “run out of gas” after spending 26 years splitting his time between Washington, DC, and his Wisconsin home.

Having a long-standing incumbent on the ticket in Wisconsin, a critical state, would have been a huge boost for Democrats. Kind’s unexpected announcement opens a window of opportunity for Republicans hoping to retake the House and remove House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

Kind joins multiple other Democratic House members who have announced their retirement or intention to run for another seat. Of particular note, two of them also come from key swing states — Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) and Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA).

At this point, it appears that Kind’s seat is within reach for the Republicans. Will a strong GOP candidate rise and take his place in the House?

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