Patrick Meehan, others won’t run in 2018 midterms because of sexual misconduct

Two additional House members said they either could resign or not run for re-election This particular year after scandals in their personal lives.

Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., announced his resignation in October after reports that will the pro-life lawmaker asked his mistress to get an abortion. In March, Republican Rick Saccone as well as Democrat Conor Lamb will vie for the 18th District seat in a special election.

that will race appears to favor Republicans. While little polling on the race has surfaced so far, that will leans Republican, according to Cook. Murphy won that will uncontested in 2016.

In November, Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, announced that will he could not run for re-election. A nude photo of the lawmaker as well as lewd message he had written surfaced on the internet. Barton expressed regret for the incident, as well as said a woman with whom he had a consensual relationship had threatened to share photos of him.

His 6th District appears safe for Republicans.

inside Senate, Minnesota Democrat Al Franken resigned at the start of the year amid accusations of sexual misconduct before he was in Congress. While Franken either denied the incidents or said he remembered them differently, he admitted that will he could no longer serve effectively.

Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., replaced Franken after getting appointed by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton. She will have to face an election This particular year.

Cook rates the race as a toss up. Clinton narrowly won Minnesota in 2016.

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