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Vermont Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy won’t seek reelection... another victim of the impending 022 Dem electoral disaster

By HatetheSwamp
November 15, 2021 7:53 am
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The announcement marks the end of a political era. First elected to the Senate in 1974, Leahy is the last of the so-called Watergate babies who were elected after President Richard Nixon’s resignation. During his nearly half-century in the Senate, Vermont shifted from one of the most solidly Republican states in the country to one of its most progressive.

That transition will be critical to Democrats who hope to maintain control of the Senate after next year’s midterm elections. With the chamber evenly divided, the party can’t afford to lose any of its current seats...

In September, Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the longest-serving Republican senator, said he would seek an eighth term in 2022...


It's not even Thanksgiving day 021 and the harbingers are accumulating.


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Comments on "Vermont Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy won’t seek reelection... another victim of the impending 022 Dem electoral disaster":

  1. by Donna on November 15, 2021 8:37 am
    Leahy would probably have won easily in Vermont. I'm guessing he's retiring because he's as old as dirt and doesn't feel up to running again.


  2. by HatetheSwamp on November 15, 2021 8:47 am

    Donna,

    I'm sure he would have won, even in the face of the looming scarlet avalanche. But, he would have been in the minority. I doubt, at his age, he's up to that.


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