Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL), former Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Chairwoman, and a top lieutenant of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), announced Friday she will not be seeking reelection.
Bustos said “following a decade of service,” she “will not seek reelection after completing this term.”
This is a major blow for Pelosi and House Democrats with their already slim majority crumbling. Bustos is the latest Democrat to announce she will not run for reelection.
Former President Donald Trump previously won Bustos’ district in both of his elections in 2016 and 2020. The retiring Congresswoman was able to hold her seat. Illinois lost a congressional seat after the Census, and the Democrat supermajority controls redistricting for the 2022 election.
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With midterms approaching, Democrats are quickly losing seats and momentum to members retiring, looking