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First on Granthshala: With a growing number of Democrats in the House of Representatives announcing that they are retiring or running for second office in 2022, the re-election wing of the House GOP is adding 13 additional members to their so-called “Democrat exit list”. adding up.

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is also taking aim at House Democrats, whom it sees as weak, with a new digital ad in the mid-term next year that blames them for rising inflation this summer and autumn . The expanded exit list and new locations were first shared with Granthshala News on Tuesday.

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The release of the list follows announcements made by longtime Democratic Reps at the end of last week. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas and GK Butterfield of North Carolina said they would not seek re-election in the 2022 midterm. Seventeen House Democrats are either retiring or running for a second office next year, compared to 11 House Republicans.

McCarthy predicts more House Democratic retirements to come

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“Every House Democrat has a choice to make the Thanksgiving holiday: retire or lose. So far 17 Democrats have made the smart choice to leave,” Representative Tom Emmer, the president of the NRCC, told Granthshala News in a statement.

While Republicans lost control of the White House and Senate in the 2020 election cycle, they defied expectations and Democrats took a big bite out of the House majority. The GOP needs a net gain of just five seats in 2022 to win back the House majority it lost in the 2018 midterm.

NRCC hit headlines with its exit list in March 27 Democratic House MPs, Among the 13 delegates added on Tuesday is Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), chairman of the rival Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Also on the expanded list are Reps Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), Sanford Bishop (GA-02), Richard Neill (MA-01), Dan Kildy (MI-05), Dinah Titus (NV-01), Annie Custer. (NH-02), Tom Suozzi (NY-03), Jerry Nadler (NY-14), Marcy Kaptur (OH-01), Jim Clyburn (SC-06), Jim Cooper (TN-05) and Steven Cohen (TN) ) -09).

With Thanksgiving two days away and the Christmas and New Year holiday season fast approaching – when federal lawmakers on the fence about to retire take stock of their lives and discuss their futures as they hang out with friends and family. Gather Together – House GOP leader Representative Kevin McCarthy is predicting more House Democrats will announce their retirement.

Longtime MP Johnson is the latest House Democrat to announce retirement

“Once you go past Thanksgiving and the members go home, and they’re Democrats and they’ve been challenged before and they’re going to kill, Congress isn’t that great,” says California’s longtime leader. The GOP lawmaker told Granthshala News earlier this year.

House retirement is often seen as an early barometer of things to come in the medium term. The last time the House flipped amid a blue wave in the mid-2018 period, 23 GOPs had retired, compared to only 10 among House Democrats. Competitive seats become even more vulnerable without a well-known incumbent with a healthy war chest running for re-election.

“Only members know why they decide to retire. But if there is an imbalance of retirement towards one party or the other, it can sometimes tell us something about what the party with many retirees thinks.” That’s what could happen in the medium term,” Kyle Kondik, managing editor of Crystal Ball for the non-partisan political handicap Sabato told Granthshala News.

The expanded list comes as the NRCC tells Granthshala News it is spending a modestly low five figures running a digital spot against a dozen House Democrats it considers weak next year.

“This November, from the guys who brought you the most expensive Fourth of July in history, the sequel is even worse,” the narrator says in the commercials, before alleging that “the Democrats’ reckless spending made everything more expensive.” have make.”

The narrator urges viewers to spotlight House Democrats in ads that “we can’t stand it.”

The NRCC began targeting House Democrats at rising consumer prices during the Fourth of July holiday, and there are ads for the re-election committee’s fourth round to focus on current spot inflation.

NRCC Ads Target Democratic Reps. Tom O’Hellern (AZ-01), Jim Costa (CA-16), Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), Sanford Bishop (GA-02), Cindy Exane (IA-03), Dan Kildy (MI-05), Chris Pappas (NH-01), Tom Malinowski (NJ-07), Dinah Titus (NV-01), Tom Suozzi (NY-03) And Jim Cooper (TN-05),