Democrats “Dropping Like Flies”? Not So Fast.

Republicans are trying to push the meme that there are a significant number of Democratic retirements this cycle, thus portending a likely Democratic defeat in November.

In the House of Representatives, 10 Democrats are not seeking re-election.

But 14 Republican Representatives are retiring.

In the Senate, 2 Democrats are not seeking re-election.

But 6 Republican Senators are retiring.

There are 3 Democratic Governors eligible for re-election who are choosing not to run.

But 5 eligible Republican Governors are retiring.

So there are a fair number of Democratic retirements but in terms of House seats, Senate seats and Governorships, there are far more Republicans dropping out.

I just love trashing false GOP memes…