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Mon Sep 11, 2017, 11:37 AM

Rep. Dave Trott Announces Retirement -- Third Swing-District Republican This Week

Source: Talking Points Memo




By CAMERON JOSEPH Published SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 11:58 AM

Rep. Dave Trott (R-MI) is leaving Congress at the end of his term, he announced Monday morning, making him the third swing-district House Republican to declare his retirement in the past week alone.

Trott’s decision to leave is the latest sign that House Republicans are bracing for a brutal 2018 election — one that some of them aren’t so eager to face. And it opens up a competitive seat Democrats hope they can capture in a wave election.

President Trump won Trott’s suburban Detroit seat by 50% to 45%, about the same margin Mitt Romney carried it in 2008. But President Obama won it in 2008, and Democrats were already looking at Trott as a potential 2018 target.

“I have decided not to seek reelection in 2018. This was not an easy decision, but after careful consideration, I have decided that the best course for me is to spend more time with my family and return to the private sector,” Trott said in a statement.

Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/rep-dave-trott-announces-retirement-third-swing-district-republican-this-week

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irisblue Sep 11 #2
defacto7 Sep 11 #3
haveahart Sep 11 #4
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 11:52 AM

1. Can't blame them

Though I doubt they are leaving to spend more time with their families.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 12:35 PM

2. the map of the Michigan 11th looks pretty gerrymandered.

He took office in 2015. He is running away early.👎 good, seems that the pressure from his constituents is working. The wiki article is telling about his political actions.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 12:37 PM

3. Is there some sort of standard statement

that's used for these resignation anouncements? It seems like they're all the same possibly even word for word. Strange.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 12:40 PM

4. They don't even like themselves.

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 03:15 PM

5. Bite the bullet or endure the torture?

That's the question they face.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 03:59 PM

6. Sorta reminds one of....




Love that "spend more time with my family " Translate it to- I don't have a chance for reelection, so I'm bailing out

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