November 22, 2014

And now some really bad news

Chuck Todd - I feel like the collective IQ of Congress goes down every two years because smart people look at it and say, ‘Why do I want to do this?’

Washington Post - Come January, nearly half of Congress (48.8 percent) will have been in office for four years or less -- i.e. elected in 2010 or later. That includes 49.7 percent of the House and 45 percent of the Senate -- assuming GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy defeats Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in the Louisiana runoff Dec. 6.

Going back a little further (based on numbers crunched from Fair Vote data), 63 percent of the new Congress will have been elected in 2006 or later. That 63 percent figure is equal to where new membership stood after the GOP wave of 1994. After the 2012 election, the same figure was just 54 percent.

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