Rep. Jim Matheson

Retirements Hurt Dems’ House Prospects

Alex Isenstadt and John Bresnahan, Politico

Since Dec., four Dem. incumbents (the newest: Jim Moran of VA) have announced they will not be seeking reelection to districts that contain large proportions of Repub. voters. Dems. freely admit that two seats, Jim Matheson's (UT) and Mike McIntyre's (NC), are almost certain to shift Repub.

Retirements Shake Up Control for House

Cameron Joseph, The Hill

Longtime Reps. Jim Matheson (D-UT), Tom Latham (R-IA) and Frank Wolf (R-VA) announced they wouldn't run for reelection, shaking up the race for the House. Matheson’s retirement hands R's a near-certain pickup in a heavily R. district, but Dems believe they can pick up both Wolf’s and Latham’s seats to win back the House.