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Are Democrats "Dropping Like Flies"? Not Really

Political Wire

With news of four Democrats dropping their bids yesterday, ABC News says that Democrats “are dropping like flies.”

But Steve Benen notes that Republican retirements, at least for now, still outnumber Democratic retirements.

“In the House, 14 GOP incumbents have decided not to seek re-election, while 10 Democratic incumbents have made the same announcement… In the Senate, six Republican incumbents have decided not to seek re-election, while two Democratic incumbents have made the same announcement.”

“Among governors, several incumbents in both parties are term-limited and prevented from running again, but only three Democrats who can seek re-election — Parkinson in Kansas, Doyle in Wisconsin, and Ritter in Colorado — have chosen not to. For Republicans, the number is four — Douglas in Vermont, Rell in Connecticut, Crist in Florida, and Pawlenty in Minnesota. (Update: the GOP number is five if we include Palin in Alaska.)”

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Twittering Pallone Takes Shot At Christie

Congressman Frank Pallone, who has been extremely critical of Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie in the past, has fired what may be the first shot at Chris Christie by a Democratic official, since being the official Republican candidate for Govenor. 
Pallone left the following message on his Twitter page a short time ago. 

“GOP primary revealed Chris Christie’s true right-wing colors. Anti-choice, tax breaks for the super-wealthy & opposes new gun safety laws.”

about 2 hours ago from web

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