Research Outline

Inquiry on House Representatives


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.

Early Findings

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.

California 53rd

Iowa 2nd

  • Candidate Filing Deadline — March 13, 2020
  • Primary Date — June 2, 2020
  • Current Announced Candidates: Newman Abuissa (D), Rita Hart (D), Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R), and Bobby Schilling (R)

Massachusetts 4th

Each of the candidates identified has been added to COLUMN B of the attached spreadsheet.

Prepared By
Stephie B.
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