Who isn't running for re-election in the House and Senate in 2024
So far, more than 30 U.S. House members and seven U.S. senators are not seeking re-election in 2024.
Why it matters: The incumbents' decisions to run for other offices or retire has left key seats open, which could determine Congress' balance of power in 2025.
- Currently, more Democrats than Republicans are not seeking re-election.
- More House and Senate members have announced they are not seeking re-election than at this point in the 2022 cycle, according to Ballotpedia.
Driving the news: Embattled Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) announced on Nov. 16 he would not run for his seat again after a damning House Ethics Committee report about his campaign spending.
- The report has set off another effort to expel Santos from Congress, which may actually succeed if he doesn't resign first.
- Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) also said this week he would not seek re-election after recovering from cancer earlier this year.
Congressional members not seeking re-election in 2024:
- Katie Porter (D-Calif.): She is running for former seat of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who died in September.
- Barbara Lee (D-Calif.): She is also running in the California's high-profile U.S. Senate race.
- Adam Schiff (D-Calif.): He is also running for California's Senate seat.
- Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.): He is running for independent incumbent Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's seat.
- Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.): She is running for the Senate seat being vacated by Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow.
- Colin Allred (D-Texas): He is attempting to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).
- David Trone (D-Md.): He is seeking to replace retiring Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.)
- Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.): She's running to serve Delaware in the Senate.
- Grace Napolitano (D-Calif.): She plans to retire.
- Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.): She announced she would not seek re-election after being diagnosed with a rare and debilitating neurological disorder.
- Andy Kim (D-N.J.): He is challenging Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), who was indicted on bribery charges and has faced calls to resign.
- Jeff Jackson (D-N.C.): He is running to become North Carolina's next attorney general after being gerrymandered out of his current seat.
- John Sarbanes (D-Md.): He announced he would not seek a 10th term.
- Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.): He announced his retirement after 27 years as a member of Congress.
- Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.): He said he would not seek re-election after representing his district since 2013.
- Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.): She announced her candidacy for Virginia's governor's race.
- Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas): She's running to become the mayor of Houston. The race is headed to a runoff next month.
- Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.): He announced he will retire after representing his district since 2013.
- Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.): After more than 30 years in Congress, she said she will retire.
- Alex Mooney (R-W.V.): He is running to succeed Sen. Joe Manchin (D) in West Virginia's U.S. Senate seat.
- Jim Banks (R-Ind.): He is running for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Mike Braun (R)
- Victoria Spartz (R-Ind.): She said she was not running for any political office in 2024.
- Dan Bishop (R-N.C.): He is also attempting to become North Carolina's next attorney general.
- Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.): She said she would not run for her seat again.
- Kay Granger (R-Texas): She said she would not seek re-election in 2024.
- Ken Buck (R-Colo.): He said he plans to retire but has expressed interest in working as a TV news commentator.
- Michael Burgess (R-Texas): He said he would retire after 11 terms in Congress.
- Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio): He said he would not seek reelection after serving for six terms.
- Dean Phillips (D-Minn.): He has challenged President Biden for the 2024 Democratic presidential nomination and announced he'll retire from Congress.
- Bill Johnson (R-Ohio): He will lead Youngstown State University after his seventh term in Congress.
- Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.): She said she would retire after the current term ends.
- Laphonza Butler (D-Calif.): She was appointed to the Senate seat left vacant by Feinstein's death but said she would not seek a full term in 2024.
- Ben Cardin (D-Md.): He plans to retire.
- Thomas R. Carper (D-Del.): He is also retiring.
- Joe Manchin (D-W.Va): Manchin isn't seeking re-election, though he's also not explicitly retiring. Manchin said he will be "traveling the country and speaking out" to survey interest in "creating a movement to mobilize the middle and bring Americans together," potentially hinting at a third-party presidential run.
- Mike Braun (R-Ind.): He is attempting to become Indiana's next governor.
- Mitt Romney (R-Utah): He is retiring after the current term, following his estrangement from the GOP as one of the party's only vocal critics of former President Trump.
Editor's note: This article will be updated as more lawmakers announce their exits.