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Retirement watch: The four California members of Congress most likely to bow out by 2018

Retirement watch: The four California members of Congress most likely to bow out by 2018

No one in the country’s largest state delegation to Congress has announced plans to retire by 2018. Yet.

Democrats need to flip 24 seats to win back control of the House next year, and that will likely require winning at least a few of the nine Republican California districts Democrats have their eyes on. But it is unlikely any of the most vulnerable California Republicans will make it easier on them by retiring.

Districts with no incumbent are traditionally more likely to switch parties, and Republicans who hint at retirement can expect to get a lot of pressure from House leaders, including Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield), to stick it out. So far, none really...

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