Campaign 2010

Nov 14, 2013

A Tale of Two Parties: Recruitment vs. Retirement

In the 2014 election cycle, one thing is becoming clear: while House Republicans are retiring, House Democrats are recruiting.

To see the difference between the Tea Party bleeding and Democrats’ momentum, just take a look at the latest headlines:

House Republicans are jumping ship – and the party is dealing with 15 seats that have been vacated:

At the same time, House Democrats are experiencing a recruiting surge. Since the Republicans’ reckless shutdown, House Democrats have added eight problem-solving candidates to an already-strong recruitment class:

With problem-solving Democrats jumping into races to deliver results for middle class families and Republicans jumping off their party’s sinking ship because they see the writing on the wall, the 2014 midterms are shaping up to be a referendum on the Republican Congress.