BREAKING: Berry Out

Congressman Marion Berry (D-AR) will announce today that he will not seek re-election in the fall.

Chris Cillizza lists some of the potential candidates:

The field to replace Berry isn’t yet set although Democrats mentioned include state Rep. Keith Ingram, Berry chief of staff Chad Causey and Jason Willett, a former state party chair. State Attorney General Dustin McDaniel (D) is regarded as a rising star in the state and would be a favorite if he ran. On the Republican side, broadcaster Rick Crawford is in the race although the field is likely to expand with the Berry announcement.

And before anyone tries to dig up the “Democrats are dropping like flies” meme, keep in mind that Berry is the 12th House Democrat to retire this cycle–meanwhile, 14 House Republicans have declined to seek re-election.

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