In a further sign that Democrats are losing faith in keeping the House during next year’s midterm elections, two more long-serving members of the party are throwing in the towel and calling it quits.
“Reps. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) and David Price (D-N.C.) will not seek reelection, they will announce later Monday,” Politico reported earlier in the day.
“Doyle, 68, was first elected in 1994 and is a close ally of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The 81-year-old Price, who won his seat in 1996, is a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee,” the outlet continued, adding:
Other top Democrats in recent weeks have also said they plan on calling it quits and won’t be seeking reelection next year, as The Daily Caller News Foundation reports:
Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth of Kentucky, the chair of the House Budget Committee, announced Tuesday that he will forgo any re-election effort.
Yarmuth, first elected in 2007 and the only Democrat in Kentucky’s congressional delegation, has been a central player in helping to craft President Joe Biden’s multitrillion-dollar budget bill. His retirement comes just over a year before the 2022 midterms, a potentially difficult cycle for Democrats who seek to defend their slim House majority.