Rep. Ted Deutch of Florida has announced he will not run for reelection, making him the 31st Democrat to do so ahead of the 2022 midterms.
Democrats clearly know what’s coming in November.
How many of more of them could retire between now and the fall?
The Hill reports:
Ted Deutch becomes 31st House Democrat to announce retirement from Congress
Rep. Ted Deutch (Fla.) announced on Monday that he will not run for reelection in November, becoming the 31st House Democrat to announce they will not run for reelection in the lower chamber in November.
Deutch will become the CEO of the American Jewish Committee (AJC), and in his statement he highlighted an “unprecedented rise in antisemitism” in the U.S. and around the globe.
Deutch, 55, has represented Florida in Congress since 2010 but moved to the 22nd Congressional District from the 21st in 2017 after redistricting.
The race before Deutch’s announcement was not considered competitive by The Cook Political Report, and Deutsch won with 56 percent of the vote in 2020.
CBS Miami first reported on Deutch’s decision to not run for reelection. Deutch plans to stay in Congress until Sept. 30, when the House is set to go on recess ahead of the midterm elections.
“Beyond foreign policy, we have also seen an unprecedented rise in antisemitism in our own country and abroad, and I have been at the forefront of the Congressional response as the founding co-chair of the House Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism,” Deutch said in his announcement.
The stampede continues.
#FoxNews confirms Florida Congressman @TedDeutch is retiring. That means 31 House Democrats are leaving Congress by end of term.@NRCC Comment: “Ted Deutch knows House Democrats’ majority is doomed so he made the smart decision to forgo reelection.” – NRCC Spokesman Mike Berg
— Mike Emanuel 🇺🇸 (@MikeEmanuelFox) February 28, 2022
Ted Deutch, D-FL becomes the 31st House D to not seek reelection.
Rats, meet sinking ship.
— Other_Walls (@WallsOther) February 28, 2022
A red wave is coming.