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California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa won't run for re-election

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California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa won't run for re-election

Rep. Darrell Issa, a California Republican whose seat was considered vulnerable in the midterm elections, announced Wednesday that he will retire from Congress at the end of this year.

Issa, a member of the House since 2001, called his time in office "the privilege of a lifetime."

"While my service to California's 49th district will be coming to an end, I will continue advocating on behalf of the causes that are most important to me, advancing on behalf of the causes that are most important to me, advancing public policy where I believe I can make a true and lasting difference, and continuing the fight to make our incredible nation an even better place to call home," he said in a statement.

 

The Republicans are seeing the writing on the wall and they are dropping like flies.

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He is on a long list of Repubs who are afraid of the bloodbath in 2018.

Isn't he the richest congressman?

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I mostly remember him for being a nut.

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Apparently he and other Republicans don't like the wave they see appearing on the horizon.

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Any reason why is retiring preferable to likely losing? Purely an ego thing or are campaigns now such a hassle that it’s not worth it?

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1 hour ago, Jimmy Jazz said:

Any reason why is retiring preferable to likely losing? Purely an ego thing or are campaigns now such a hassle that it’s not worth it?

Better pay and less stress in being a former congressman.

Most of those guys become Lobbyists after leaving Congress

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Some of these guys, the GOP may have quietly told to retire - so it can run someone it thinks has a better chance of winning. Certainly if it had been able to get Moore to withdraw, it could have replaced him and likely held that seat.

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5 minutes ago, Evil Yoda said:

Some of these guys, the GOP may have quietly told to retire - so it can run someone it thinks has a better chance of winning. Certainly if it had been able to get Moore to withdraw, it could have replaced him and likely held that seat.

Doubtful - incumbency is an advantage. 

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1 hour ago, Jimmy Jazz said:

Any reason why is retiring preferable to likely losing? Purely an ego thing or are campaigns now such a hassle that it’s not worth it?

 

6 minutes ago, Evil Yoda said:

Some of these guys, the GOP may have quietly told to retire - so it can run someone it thinks has a better chance of winning. Certainly if it had been able to get Moore to withdraw, it could have replaced him and likely held that seat.

Losing an elections hurts your chance of getting a talk show!

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Rat, meet sinking ship.

He knows what is up.

B)

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32 minutes ago, Evil Yoda said:

Some of these guys, the GOP may have quietly told to retire - so it can run someone it thinks has a better chance of winning. Certainly if it had been able to get Moore to withdraw, it could have replaced him and likely held that seat.

Possibly. But the Moore situation was an anomaly. Incumbents normally have a huge advantage.

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32 minutes ago, Calamari said:

Rat, meet sinking ship.

He knows what is up.

B)

He is a big reason it is sinking. He yelled Bhengazi and emails so much!

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one less criminal, rwnj in the house is a good thing.....

good riddance to a truly loathsome individual....

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~~~~~~~~Republican Party~~~~~~~~

Let this be a warning in spades, Trump is dragging your party through the pig farm slug pit. Please hold your nose, don’t breathe or open your eyes cause you be in the disgusted land of ooze.

If you don’t save your party from this blogger-but you will not only lose what integrity you have but every seat in Congress.

Then again, maybe that is a good thing after all.

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