Democrat Retirement Disaster: Ed Perlmutter Becomes the 26th Democrat to Announce House Exit

Democrat Retirement Disaster: Ed Perlmutter Becomes the 26th Democrat to Announce House Exit


Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) on Monday said he would not seek reelection, making him the twenty-sixth House Democrat to announce plans to leave the House after the current term and putting more strain on the party’s ability to keep their slim majority.

“After much thought and consideration, I have decided not to run for reelection,” Perlmutter said in a statement. “I’ve never shied away from a challenge but it’s time for me to move on and explore other opportunities. There comes a time when you pass the torch to the next generation of leaders.”

The 68-year-old has been in Congress, representing Colorado’s Seventh Congressional District, since he was first elected in 2006. However, the Cook Report projection of the state’s new congressional districts, designed in the

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