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Frenetic pace of GOP retirements bodes well for Democrats—and should frighten Republicans

With three retirements of pragmatic (no, they are not moderate) Republican members of the House in the last week leaving three vulnerable open seats ripe for a Democratic pickup, it’s beginning to look a lot like 2008 again—except worse for Republicans. We’re currently up to 17 empty seats for Republicans, a number they did not reach until December of 2007 in the 2008 cycle, the last big Democratic wave year.
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