Thursday, February 18, 2010

Huge Turnover Projected for Congress this November

As we approach this year's mid-term election in November, Congress is poised to see a large turnover from just retirements alone.  Eleven members of the Senate will be stepping down, and thirty-four members of the house will be stepping down:

RETIREMENTS:
Name
Birthdate
# Terms
Sen. Roland W. Burris (D-IL)
Aug 03, 1937
1
Sen. Byron L. Dorgan (D-ND)
May 14, 1942
3
Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-CN)
May 27, 1944
5
Sen. Edward "Ted" Kaufman (D-DE)
Mar 15, 1939
1
Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN)
Dec 26, 1955
2
Sen. Christopher S. "Kit" Bond (R-MO)
Mar 06, 1939
4
Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY)
Oct 23, 1931
2
Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH)
Feb 14, 1947
3
Sen. George V. Voinovich (R-OH)
Jul 15, 1936
2
Rep. Brian Baird (D-WA)
Mar 07, 1956
6
Rep. Bart Gordon (D-TN)
Jan 24, 1949
13
Rep. Dennis Moore (D-KS)
Nov 08, 1945
6
Rep. John S. Tanner (D-TN)
Sep 22, 1944
11
Rep. Vic Snyder (D-AK)
Sep 27, 1947
7
Rep. Marion Berry (D-AR)
Aug 27, 1942
7
Rep. Diane E. Watson (D-CA)
Nov 12, 1933
5
Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI)
Jul 14, 1967
8
Rep. Robert Wexler (D-FL)
Jan 02, 1961
7
Rep. Henry E. Brown, Jr. (R-SC)
Dec 20, 1935
5
Rep. George Radanovich (R-CA)
Jun 20, 1955
8
Rep. John Shadegg (R-AZ)
Oct 22, 1949
8
Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-FL)
Aug 13, 1954
9
Rep. Vern Ehlers (R-MI)
Feb 06, 1934
9
Rep. Steve Buyer (R-IN)
Nov 26, 1958
9

SEEKING OTHER OFFICE:
Name
Birthdate
# Terms
Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS)
Sep 12, 1956
3
Sen. Kay Bailey-Hutchison (R-TX)
Jul 22, 1943
4
Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-HI)
Jun 26, 1938
10
Rep. Artur Davis (D-AL)
Oct 09, 1967
4
Rep. Paul Hodes (D-NH)
Mar 21, 1951
2
Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-FL)
Sep 06, 1966
4
Rep. Charles Melancon (D-LA)
Oct 03, 1947
3
Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA)
Dec 12, 1951
2
Rep. Roy Blunt (R-MO)
Jan 10, 1950
7
Rep. Mike Castle (R-DE)
Jul 02, 1939
9
Rep. Nathan Deal (R-GA)
Aug 25, 1942
9
Rep. Mary Fallin (R-OK.)
Dec 09, 1954
2
Rep. J. Gresham Barrett (R-SC)
Feb 14, 1961
4
Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-MI)
Oct 30, 1953
9
Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL)
Sep 15, 1959
5
Rep. Jerry Moran (R-KS.)
May 29, 1954
7
Rep. Adam Putnam (R-FL)
Jul 31, 1974
5
Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-KS)
Jun 15, 1951
7
Rep. Zach Wamp (R-TN)
Oct 28, 1957
8
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL)
Sep 25, 1961
4
Rep. John Boozman (R-AR)
Dec 10, 1950
5

Wow ... that's some serious change ... some newbies and some fossils.  And ... it doesn't begin to take into account those who may lose a seat to an opponent after the election.

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