Center for Political Awareness

As Younger Members of Congress Leave, Veteran Members are Trying to Get Back In

Some candidates seeking comebacks have been away for an extended time. (Click image for article.)

Photo: Republican former Rep. Mike Rogers is running for Michigan’s open Senate seat. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

According to the narrative, House members are fleeing Capitol Hill because Congress is a miserable place to serve and work. But more than a handful of former members are trying to claw their way back to Washington, years after they left office. 

With the current political climate, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the number of House members not seeking reelection is higher than average. But considering the age of some of the members and the influential spots they’re giving up, it is striking how some young-ish incumbents near the prime of their political careers have decided to head for the exits. Even though we tend to focus solely on politics, they could also be leaving for personal reasons or seeing an opportunity to make more money elsewhere.

Click here for full article.

Leave a Reply

2.5" Vinyl Sticker

with each Donation

Enjoying what your are reading. Please donate to help with our operating expenses. Thank you!

Enjoying what your are reading. Please donate to help with our operating expenses. Thank you!

Find your US Representative: Click Here