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Thu Dec 5, 2019, 02:13 PM

Tom Graves announces retirement, citing 'new season in life'

Source: Politico

Rep. Tom Graves announced Thursday he will not seek reelection in 2020, joining the growing ranks of House Republicans heading for the exits in the current election cycle.

Citing “a new season in life,” Graves said he will join his family members “in their new and unique journeys” as his wife nears retirement and his three children enter adulthood.

The 49-year-old Georgian will have served in Congress for more than a decade once he finishes his current term and becomes the 21st House Republican to announce intentions to depart this Congress, in contrast to nine House Democrats.

Graves was considered as a pick for filling the Senate seat Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) is vacating midterm this month. While Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp formally chose businesswoman Kelly Loeffler this week for that post, Graves could be a contender for the Senate seat in the years to come.


Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2019/12/05/tom-graves-announces-retirement-076436



The Winter of his discontent?

(don't get your hopes up; this is R+27)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 02:16 PM

1. It's no fun serving in the minority

It's highly unlikely that the GOP will take back the House before 2022.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 02:22 PM

2. At this point, I am of the opinion that any "retiring" GOP congress critter

was in on the scheme to funnel illegal Russian cash into the 2016 campaign via the RNC.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 05:01 PM

11. I agree, and now the rats are jumping ship in hopes they will not get caught.

republican party, the party of crooks & liars.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 02:27 PM

3. Another one bites the dust

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 02:27 PM

4. Makes me wonder

Are these Republican representatives and senators seeing poll numbers behind the scenes that show they are in for big loses so to avoid being connected with devastating losses for their party they are just skipping town.?

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Response to droidamus2 (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 04:32 PM

8. Or are they getting ready to make a mad dash for a country that does not have an extradition treaty

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with the US?

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 05:03 PM

12. Wouldn't that be funny? If we start learning about these republican crooks moving to other countries

specially, like you said, if they have no extradition treaties with the USA? Good point...Lets keep our eyes and ears open.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 03:00 PM

5. would that be winter? LOL nt

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Response to Javaman (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 04:18 PM

7. The Winter of His Discontent...

...and the end of Silly Season

'Twill be the best of times for us and the worst of times for Russiapublicans.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 03:16 PM

6. Hopefully it is a season or two in Hell.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 04:47 PM

9. Great, let's see some GOP senators retire too

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 04:58 PM

10. I don't give a fuck about his district being "R+27"

RUN A DEMOCRAT FOR THIS NOW-OPEN SEAT, DAMN IT !!!!!

Never EVER write off a race as "un-winnable" !!!

Just another unexpected district the GOP has to waste $$$ on to try and keep.

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Response to DinahMoeHum (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 05:21 PM

13. You better believe we will run a Democrat for this seat. I live in his district and he

has been a marginal operator since before he was ever elected to the House. Just Google "Tom Graves and the Oglethorpe Motel or read this https://www.timesfreepress.com/news/news/story/2011/aug/21/a1-failed-motel-could-cost-taxpayers-100000/56958/

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Response to japple (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 10:46 AM

14. Good grief!

How did these smarmey characters get elected in the first place, Graves AND Chip Rogers? Friggin' debt defaulters.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 08:50 PM

15. bye bye

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