California Democrat Retires--Before First Term is Over
Two more Democrats announced Tuesday that they will not seek re-election in 2014: New Jersey's Rush Holt and California's Gloria Negrete MacLeod. While Holt has served eight terms, MacLeod has barely served for a year, and will be leaving after her first term. According to Reuters, she plans to continue to be involved in local politics in San Bernadino. She will be one of six California Representatives--three from each party--to retire.
MacLeod's term was unremarkable. She surprised five-term Democrat Rep. Joe Baca in the 2012 election, when she won on an anti-gun platform, aided by $3.3 million from then-New York major Michael Bloomberg.
This post has been corrected to reflect the fact that Joe Baca is a Democrat, not a Republican.