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(Politico)   Four. Four anti-Obamacare House Democrats left. *thunder clap* Ah ah ah   (politico.com) divider line 52
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2014-08-22 06:40:50 PM
I'm glad MacIntyre is retiring. I despise that man and he's a true family values, no social safety net, hawkish DINO. Though the guy running in his place is no gem either. NC needs to fix this crazy gerrymandering goodness.
2014-08-22 08:16:58 PM
Looking at the list:

Everyone who lost in 2010 was to Republican challengers, none in the primaries.
Of those who retired in 2010: Berry Tanner announced their retirements well before the vote; Davis announced his candidate for governor in 2009; as did Melancon and his Senate bid.

For 2012 Losers
Altmire lost the primary against another incumbent after redistricting
Chandler lost to a Republican
Holden lost to a more Liberal canadidate in the primary after redistricting
Kissel lost to a republican after most his voters were lost in redistricting

2012 retirees:
Boren retired
Ross campaigned for governor
Schuler retired after redistricting handed his seat to the GOP

2014 retirees:
Matheson and McIntyre both retired after winning their seats by tiny margins.

And the four running in 2014 all are unopposed in the primaries.

So, out of the 30 you could claim that one got primaried and three retired, the rest were beaten by the GOP or lost their seats through redistricting. Perfect evidence that the Democrats are removing them from office to enforce party discipline.
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