Third GOP US House Rep Announces Retirement

Raw Story reports:

The wave of retirements that Republicans have feared appears to be gaining steam. Rep. Dave Trott (R-MI) announced on Monday that he would not seek another term, marking the third GOP lawmaker in the past week to announce their retirement.

Last week, Reps. Dave Reichert (R-WA) and Charlie Dent (R-PA) both announced that they would not seek additional terms in office, thus opening up fresh pickup opportunities for the Democratic Party in 2018. Cook Political Report analyst Dave Wasserman says that Trott’s retirement shift’s his rating of the race in his district from “likely Republican” to “toss up.”