下一个* 5 可能退休的参议员

surprise impending retirement of Ohio Sen. 罗伯·波特曼 ([R) announced earlier this week and the brief visit by Vermont Sen. 帕特里克·莱希 (d) to the hospital on Tuesday night have political Washington on edge, waiting for the next stunner that could alterin fundamental waysthe balance of power in Washington.

考虑到这一点, I’ve put together a list of the five senators up in 2022 most likely to call it quits in the coming months. 是, I know some of the people on this list have said they are planning to run again. Know who else said that? 罗伯·波特曼.

These are ranked in the order of retirement likelihood.
1. 它的. 查克·格拉斯利 (爱荷华州): 格拉斯利, 谁是 87 岁, has not yet said whether he plans to run for an eighth(!) 术语. He told CNN’s Manu Raju last Thursday that it would beseveral monthsbefore he made up his mind. With Republicans now in the minority, Grassley isn’t a committee chair anymore, which can’t be fun.
    2. 它的. 罗恩·约翰逊 (R-Wisconsin): 在他的 2016 运动, Johnson said he would not seek a third termalthough he had hedged on that promise and could still run for Senate, or leave and run for governor in 2022.

    3. 罗伊·布朗特 (R-Missouri): Blunt is an establishment Republican in a Trump Republican world. 和, 在 71, he’s still young enough to have a career outside of elected office (if he wants it) in the lobbying sector. Blunt still hasn’t announced whether he is running again or notwhich tells you he is thinking on it.
    4. John Thune (R-South Dakota): On the one hand, Thune is the second-ranking leader among Senate Republicans. On the other, the top leader — 米奇·麦康奈尔 — just got elected to another six-year term and ex-President Donald Trump is making news about recruiting a primary challenger to Thune. When asked about 2022 上个月, Thune seemed downright philosophical.
      5. 它的. 帕特里克·莱希 (D-Vermont): 在 80 and up for a 10th(!!!!) 术语, Leahy will make every possible retirement list until he makes a formal decision one way or the other — 哪一个 he says won’t come until the end of this year. If Leahy retires, Republicans would actually have a chance in an open seat if popular Gov. Phil Scott ([R) 跑了.
      重点: You can bet campaign officials in both parties checked in with every senator on this list following Portman’s shocker. But did they change any minds?

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