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)
Rep Darrell Issa (R, CA) - The 9-term Republican opens a competitive house seat in 2018. While the registration favors a Republican, Hillary Clinton won the district by 8 points in 2016.