Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Matt Cartwright hinted revealed during a recent podcast that he may not run for reelection if his congressional district is changed.
“I just turned 60. I’ll run for another turn. We’re facing a redistricting in Pennsylvania, so I have yet to see whether or not they’re going to give me a district that I can possibly win in. If so, I will run,” Cartwright said during a “Had I Known” podcast, according to Breitbart News.
Democrats are already concerned about a Republican return to power following the 2022 midterm elections.
In addition, some states led by a Republican majority are rezoning congressional districts this year that will make some seats difficult to win in the next election.
“Midterm elections are always referendums on the president, and the two recent times when a president’s party actually performed well during them were in 1998 (during that roaring economy and the backlash to Clinton’s impeachment) and 2002 (after 9/11),” NBC News reported last month.
Though it is more than a year until the midterm elections, Democrats in Congress are beginning to fear a loss of power. The flipped Congress would also put House Speaker Nancy Pelosi out of a job, leaving the spot open to a Republican leader.
The news from Cartwright reveals another crack in the power currently held by Democrats. Whether Republicans will make the most of the situation is yet to be determined.