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Data: House Press Gallery; Table: Danielle Alberti/Axios

Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) is the latest House lawmaker to announce he won't seek re-election next year, bringing the total number of Democratic retirements to 15, compared to 10 Republicans.

Why it matters: The increasing number of Democratic retirements — put against the backdrop of President Biden's sagging approval ratings and uncertainty about redistricting — is adding to concerns the party may not be able to keep its slim majority in the House.

Driving the news: Axios is tracking the House retirements as the midterm election cycle ramps up. We will update this chart regularly.

By the numbers:

Democrats: Nine Democratic House members will retire in 2022 [see chart].

Six are seeking other offices:

  1. Anthony Brown (MD-04) — Running for Maryland attorney general
  2. Conor Lamb (PA-17) — Running for Pennsylvania U.S. Senate seat
  3. Val Demings (FL-10) — Running for Florida U.S. Senate seat
  4. Tim Ryan (OH-13) — Running for Ohio U.S. Senate seat
  5. Charlie Crist (FL-13) — Running for governor of Florida
  6. Karen Bass (CA-37) — Running for mayor of Los Angeles

Republicans: Four Republican House members will retire next year [see chart].

Six are seeking other offices:

  1. Lee Zeldin (NY-1) — Running for governor of New York
  2. Billy Long (MO-7) — Running for Missouri U.S. Senate seat
  3. Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) — Running for Missouri U.S. Senate seat
  4. Mo Brooks (AL-5) — Running for Alabama U.S. Senate seat
  5. Ted Budd (NC-3) — Running for North Carolina U.S. Senate seat
  6. Jody Hice (GA-10) — Running for Georgia secretary of state

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Dec 2, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Conservatives target vulnerable Democrats with college football ad buy

A screenshot shows an ad running this weekend against Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.). Courtesy: America Next

A conservative group is taking its air campaign to defeat President Biden’s $1.75 trillion social spending package to college football games, targeting vulnerable senators in Arizona, Nevada and New Hampshire with a nearly $3 million buy.

Why it matters: By running TV ads during this weekend's widely watched conference championships, America Next is seeking a big audience while trying to lash those senators to Biden's proposals — and sink them with his sagging approval ratings.

Updated 3 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Omicron dashboard

Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

  1. Health: Coronavirus variant surveillance varies widely by state — Omicron cases confirmed in 5 U.S. states America probably won't lead the effort to understand Omicron.
  2. Vaccines: Omicron adds urgency to vaccinating world — Omicron fuels the case for COVID boosters — Moderna loses patent battles tied to COVID vaccine.
  3. Politics: Nevada to impose insurance surcharge on unvaccinated state workers — New Jersey GOP lawmakers defy statehouse COVID policy — Oklahoma sues Biden administration over Pentagon vaccine mandate — Omicron travel bans are sign of what's to come.
  4. World: WHO: Delta health measures help fight Omicron — COVID cases surge in South Africa in sign Omicron wave is coming — Germany approves new restrictions for unvaccinated people.
  5. Variant tracker: Where different strains are spreading.

Prosecutors charge parents of Michigan school shooting suspect

Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

The parents of a 15-year-old accused of killing four students and wounding seven other people at a Michigan high school have been charged with involuntary manslaughter, according to court documents.

Driving the news: James and Jennifer Crumbley were each charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter.

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