Delivered October 21, 2019. Contributor: Stephie B.
To determine a landscape outlining who (if anyone) has announced a run for each of the vacated seats from announced retirements from the US House of Representatives.
According to The Atlantic, and as of October 21, 2019, "16 GOP House members and four senators are forgoing reelection next year without declaring their candidacy for another office, while just four Democrats in the House and one in the Senate are retiring outright". Comparatively, more than two dozen Republicans retired ahead of the 2018 midterms. A list of current retirement announcements has been provided in order to begin this research project.