Saturday, 12 December 2009

Congressional Retirees

Yesterday Washminster linked to the current list of British MPs standing down in the UK's General Election due in 2010. The November elections in the USA will also see a number of retirees.

Roll Call magazine regularly publishes its "Casualty List". This weeks list has the following statistics -

9 Congressmen (4 Dems & 5 Repubs) are standing down from the House to run for the Senate.
9 Congressmen (2D, 7R) are standing down to run for other offices - plus 1 Republican Senator.
3 Congressmen plan to retire (all Democrats) and 7 Senators (3D, 4R)

Running for Senate

Roy Blunt R-Mo
Mike Castle R-Del
Paul Hodes D-NH
Mark Kirk R-Ill
Kendrick Meek D-Fla
Charlie Melancon D-La
Jerry Moran R-Kan
Joe Sestak D-PA
Todd Tiahrt R-Kan

Running for Other Office

Neil Abercrombie D-Hawaii
Gresham Barrett R-SC
Artur Davis D-Ala
Nathan Deal R-GA
Mary Fallin R-OK
Jim Gerlach R-PA
Pete Hoekstra R-Mich
Adam Putnam R-Fla
Zach Wamp R-TN
Senator Sam Brownback R-Kan


Dennis Moore D-Kan
John Tanner D-TN
Brian Baird D-Wash
Senator Kit Bond R-MO
Senator Jim Bunning R-KY
Senator Roland Burris D-Ill
Senator Judd Gregg R-NH
Senator Ted Kaufman D-Del
Senator Paul Kirk D-Mass
Senator George Voinovich R-Ohio