Reps. Dennis Moore of Kansas, John Tanner and Bart Gordon of Tennessee, Brian Baird of Washington
These are the four Democratic Congressmen who have announced their retirements in recent weeks. They see the rising tide approaching in 46 weeks, and they have concluded it is better to spend the next year looking for a new job than to join the rush of involuntarily retired Democrats next November 3.
There is speculation in the Washington Examiner’s lead editorial this morning that more Democrats will be heading for the exits soon. Perhaps. But if there were that many clear-sighted people in the House caucus, why would Obamacare be this close to passing in the first place?
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Michael Barone has the details on the latest Democrat to call it quits –Tennessee’s Bart Gordon.