Benishek’s Retirement Won’t Help Democrats in 2016: Rothenberg

Republican Rep. Dan Benishek’s decision to retire from his Mich. district won’t aid Democrats in their drive to retake House next November, Rothenberg and Gonzales Political Report says.

  • While he was considered vulnerable this election cycle, his Northern Mich. district “leans Republican under most conditions”
  • Report notes the district backed Republican President George W. Bush in 2004, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in 2012, and GOP nominee Terri Lynn Land in last yr’s Senate race
  • NOTE: Benishek won his last election with just a 48.1-47.6% margin, or just 1,881 votes

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