Record 30 House Democrats won't seek re-election in 2022, with New York Rep. Rice latest to announce

Washington Republicans say the number of retirements by Democrats this election cycle are the most since 1992

Updated: February 15, 2022 - 5:45pm

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A record 30 House Democrats are not running for re-election in 2022.

New York Democratic Rep. Kathleen Rice on Tuesday became the latest Democrat to announce that she is not seeking reelection.

“I have always believed that holding political office is neither destiny nor a right,” she said. “As elected officials, we must give all we have and then know when it is time to allow others to serve.”

Rice did not provide a specific reason for her decision not to run for another term in the House.

She was a member of the Republican Party prior to 2005.

"Kathleen Rice is now number 30. This is the most Dem retirements since 1992," a spokesperson for the National Republican Campaign Committee tweeted. "No one wants to run as a member of @HouseDemocrats!!!"