NRCC Announces 2022 Democrat Exit List & Paid Media Effort

March 25, 2021

WASHINGTON –The NRCC today announced its exit list of Democrats likely to retire or run for a different office in 2022. These 27 Democrats see the writing on the wall and know they will lose the House majority or lose their election.  

Some of the Democrats on this list represent the highest echelons of Democrat leadership whose retirements would be a blow to the morale of the Party. Others are on the NRCC’s initial target list and know they face a very tough reelection in 2022.

Two Democrats from the NRCC’s initial target list, Ann Kirkpatrick and Filemon Vela, have already announced they’re retiring and created competitive open seats.  

NRCC Chairman Tom Emmer said, “House Democrats are running for the exits because they know they’re in for a bruising election cycle which will cost them their jobs and their House majority. They’d rather move on than have to spend another election defending their socialist agenda that will strip Americans of their private health insurance, defund the police, open our borders and raise taxes.  

“While Democrats are scrambling to replace their members, House Republicans are picking up where we left off last cycle, recruiting a diverse class of talented candidates who are going to help us take back the House majority.”  

To help make the decision easier for these vulnerable Democrats, the NRCC launched paid media efforts today in PA-17, TX-15 and WI-03.
Digital ads will run hitting Vicente Gonzalez, Conor Lamb and Ron Kind.  

In PA-17 and WI-03, voters will see billboards blasting Lamb and Kind over their socialist agenda.  

In TX-15, voters will hear a radio ad detailing Gonzalez’s ties to communist China.  

The full Democrat Exit List is as follows:  

Nancy Pelosi (CA-12)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14)
Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01)
Greg Stanton (AZ-09)
John Garamendi (CA-03)
Eric Swalwell (CA-15)
Jim Costa (CA-16)
Adam Schiff (CA-28)
Karen Bass (CA-37)
Katie Porter (CA-45)
Stephanie Murphy (FL-07)
Val Demmings (FL-10)
Charlie Crist (FL-13)
Cindy Axne (IA-03)
Cheri Bustos (IL-17)
John Yarmuth (KY-03)
Chris Pappas (NH-01)
Tom Malinowski (NJ-07)
Tim Ryan (OH-13)
Peter DeFazio (OR-04)
Brendan Boyle (PA-02)
Madeline Dean (PA-04)
Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06)
Conor Lamb (PA-17)
Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15)
Bobby Scott (VA-03)
Ron Kind (WI-03)