Yesterday, Republican Congressman Pete Olson (TX CD-22) announced his retirement to spend more time with his family and today it is Republican Congresswoman Martha Roby (AL CD-2) who announced she will not run for re-election in 2020. Roby apparently gave no particular reason to retire though she is only 43 years old.
Earlier this week, Paul Mitchell another Republican (MI CD-10) announced he will not be a candidate in 2020 because Washington is too political and he wants to spend more time with his family.
On July 12, Susan Brooks (IN CD-5) sent a letter to her constituents.
Brooks, 58, said she is ready to “slow down” and spend more time with her family. She also said she is a believer in term limits.
In a op-ed piece published July 4, Congressman Justin Amash (MI CD-3) announced he was no longer a Republican, and is now an Independent. It is unclear if he intend to seek re-election though it will not be as a Republican.
|Alabama CD-1||Byrne||Running for Senate||Safe R|
|Alabama CD-2||Roby||Retiring||Safe R|
|Indiana CD-5||Brooks||Retiring||Lean R|
|Michigan CD-10||Mitchell||Retiring||Safe R|
|Montana All||Gianforte||Running for Gov.||Likely R|
|Utah CD-1||Bishop||Retiring||Safe R|
In addition, there are currently two open Republican seats where there will be special elections in 2019. On September 10, North Carolina will hold a special election in CD-3 to fill the vacancy caused by Walter Jones’ death. Also on September 10, there will be a do-over election in NC CD-9. The election in 2018 was declared invalid because of Republican cheating.