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A Key Seat Just Opened Up For Dems As Third GOP Lawmaker In A Week Announces Retirement

The Republican Party will be losing yet another lawmaker in the span of one week as Rep. Dave Trott (R-MI) announced on Monday that he would not seek another term. The tension in the Republican Party doesn’t seem to be dimming down as Donald Trump continues to cause controversy.

Trott joins his colleagues Reps. Dave Reichert (R-WA) and Charlie Dent (R-PA) who also announced their retirement last week.

Their retirements have opened up fresh pickup opportunities for the Democratic Party in the 2018 midterm elections.

According to Cook Political Report analyst Dave Wasserman, Trott’s district would have been “likely Republican” but his retirement makes way for Democrats as it is now a “toss up.”

NBC News’s Carrie Dann also noted that Trott’s district was won by Trump by only 5 percentage points in 2016. The same district was narrowly won by former President Barrack Obama in 2008.

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