A race to watch - NV 4th District - A race to watch - NV 4th District – Freshman Rep. Ruben Kihuenis (NV,D) not running for re-election following sexual harassment charges. Two former lawmakers are vying for the seat. Former Dem. Rep Steven Horsford, who represented the district beginning in 2013 and former GOP Rep. Cresent Hardy who unseated Horsford in 2014 is also running.
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ, R) - will not seek reelection. This will be a competitive seat.
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R, SC) – not running for reelection. He is Chairman of the House Oversight Committee.
Some basic facts: There are 435 House Districts: 239 Republicans, 193 Democrats, 3 vacancies. Dems need to gain 25 to get toe 218. To date: 31 of the 239 Republicans already announced they will not be seeking re-election. 15 Democrats are not running for re-election. More to follow. (Mullens Report)
A record number of Republican House departures. 8 of 21 Standing Committees Chairs will not be returning, including Rep. Darrell Issa (CA,R), Chair of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Of the 68 Republicans first sent to Congress in the “Contract with America” in 1994, only 8 remain. (Roll Call)