Rep. Suozzi’s Exit Latest Sign Dems Will Lose House in ’22

Reports Monday morning that Rep. Tom Suozzi will leave the U.S. House to run for governor of New York in 2022 were just the latest confirmation of what pols and the punditocracy concluded months ago: that Republicans are better-than-even money to recapture the House of Representatives after four years in the minority.

In entering a primary bout that includes not only incumbent Gov. Kathy Hochul but State Attorney General Letitia James and outgoing New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, three-termer Suozzi becomes the 18th Democrat to leave the House.

In contrast, only nine Republicans are retiring from the House or seeking another office.

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