Another House Democrat on Monday announced plans to retire from Congress.
New York Rep. Tom Suozzi on Monday announced he will be leaving his 3rd District seat to run for governor in 2022.
Rep. Suozzi is the 18th House Democrat planning to retire next year.
On Monday, New York Democratic Rep. Tom Suozzi announced he plans to leave his 3rd District seat behind to run for governor in 2022.
Asked about whether control of his seat — or the House more generally — mattered much in his decision, Suozzi said it “wasn’t a big factor.”
Suozzi is the 18th Democrat in the House planning to retire or run for higher office in 2022. By contrast, Republicans have only 11 members retiring. For context, at this point in the 2020 election cycle, only eight Democrats had called it quits as compared to 20 Republicans.
Of the 18 Democratic open seats, fully one third are in districts where former President Donald Trump won or lost narrowly (5 points or less) in the 2020 election.
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