GOP Retirements Reshape Senate, 2022 Election Outlook (Podcast)

Bloomberg Government’s Kyle Trygstad and Greg Giroux discussed what the handful of Republican senators who aren’t seeking re-election means for both the 2022 elections and the institution itself.

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) last week became the latest to announce his retirement. Each are ranking members whose exits will affect governing in the next Congress, particularly as it relates to who replaces them.

The GOP is set to host several competitive primaries, and former President Donald Trump has made it clear he intends to have a say in next year’s elections.

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Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) is one of five Republican senators who aren’t seeking re-election next year.

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