2020 elections

The members of Congress departing in 2020

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More Republicans than Democrats are exiting Congress in the lead up to the 2020 elections. Twenty-two GOP representatives and four senators are retiring without bids for higher office, compared to five Democratic representatives and one senator.

Driving the news: Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) announced in December that he won't seek re-election in 2020.

Buttigieg announces future fundraisers will be open to the public

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Mayor Pete Buttigieg's campaign said Monday that it will make future fundraisers open to the public, including reporters, and that the names of people raising money for the campaign will be released to the public.

Why it matters: Campaign finance is a hot-button issue among Democrats. Buttigieg has been hit especially hard on the issue from rival Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who attacked him last week for failing to disclose the names of his campaign’s top fundraisers since April. A press release from Buttigieg campaign manager Mike Schmuhl said the move is meant to show a "commitment to transparency."