How this year’s wave of retirements from the House of Representatives could have an impact on the political landscape.
Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.)Dingell announced in an interview with the Detroit News published Feb. 24 that he will retire at the end of his current term, capping an iconic career as the longest-serving member of Congress in history. Dingell, 87, has served in the House for nearly 60 years.
His district is expected to remain in Democratic hands: President Obama won 66 percent of the vote there in 2012. Dingell's wife, Debbie, is a possible candidate to succeed her husband.J. Scott Applewhite/AP