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Republicans' Recruiter Stuns Party by Retiring from House

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This won't help her numbers: The congresswoman leading her party's effort to put more Republican women in office has decided to leave the House. Rep. Susan Brooks is one of 13 GOP women on the House side; 89 House Democrats are women, per the Washington Post. Brooks, who represents a...
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RETIREMENT WATCH: With Congresswoman Susan Brooks Retiring, is Ann Wagner Next?

RETIREMENT WATCH: With Congresswoman Susan Brooks Retiring, is Ann Wagner Next?

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With GOP efforts at wooing women and suburban voters flagging, will Ann Wagner throw in the towel too?
This morning, Congresswoman Susan Brooks - the House GOP's recruitment chair - dealt Republicans a “ stunning blow ” by announcing her retirement, and now pundits and analysts are wondering who's next?
Look no further than Congresswoman Ann Wagner , who also represents a heavily suburban district that's trending away from Republicans faster than Wagner can rewrite her record.
Just like Brooks, Wagner's efforts to boost the role of Republican women have been stymied and she's been blocked...
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ICYMI - Republicans' Hope of Retaking the House Dealt “Stunning Blow” by Brooks Retirement

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“This race will be competitive next fall, giving Democrats a chance to win a district they haven't held since 1983.”
House Republicans were dealt a “stunning blow” by Congresswoman Susan Brooks' retirement, and the pain for the GOP has only increased as independent political handicappers have upgraded Democratic chances in Indiana's 5 th District - a heavily suburban district that has been trending away from Republicans.
In the aftermath of that announcement, Sabato's Crystal Ball , the Cook Political Report, and Inside Elections have upgraded Democratic chances in the district - and local...
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