House Dems release 2020 GOP 'retirements to watch' for

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) on Tuesday released its “retirements to watch list” of potential GOP targets ahead of the 2020 election cycle.

The House Democrats’ campaign arm is releasing customized digital ads for each of the 19 Republican incumbents’ districts — many of which saw tough reelection contests during 2018.

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The list of lawmakers includes GOP Reps. Don YoungDonald (Don) Edwin YoungGOP scores procedural win by securing more funding to enforce Iran sanctions Ex-GOP lawmakers are face of marijuana blitz Congress: Pass legislation that invests in America's water future MORE (R-Alaska), David SchweikertDavid SchweikertThe 27 Republicans who voted with Democrats to block Trump from taking military action against Iran 58 GOP lawmakers vote against disaster aid bill House ethics panel renews probes into three GOP lawmakers MORE (Ariz.), Duncan HunterDuncan Duane HunterDuncan Hunter, Democratic opponent seek money advantage ahead of 2020 rematch Judge refuses to dismiss Duncan Hunter charges LA Times editorial board calls on Duncan Hunter to resign immediately MORE (Calif.), Ross SpanoVincent (Ross) Ross SpanoDemocratic rep says she's tired of 'sex-starved males' talking about abortion rights The Hill's Morning Report - 2020 Dems, progressives preview anti-Biden offensive Thirty-four GOP members buck Trump on disaster bill MORE (Fla.), Vern BuchananVernon Gale BuchananMORE (Fla.), Rob WoodallWilliam (Rob) Robert WoodallThe Hill's Morning Report - Harris, Warren rise and Biden tumbles after debates Indiana GOP Rep. Brooks says she won't seek reelection Democratic rep says she's tired of 'sex-starved males' talking about abortion rights MORE (Ga.) – who already announced he plans to retire next cycle — Susan BrooksSusan Wiant BrooksTrump praises GOP unity in opposing resolution condemning tweets The four Republicans who voted to condemn Trump's tweets House votes to condemn Trump for 'racist comments' MORE (Ind.), Fred UptonFrederick (Fred) Stephen UptonTrump praises GOP unity in opposing resolution condemning tweets The four Republicans who voted to condemn Trump's tweets House votes to condemn Trump for 'racist comments' MORE (Mich.), Ann WagnerAnn Louise WagnerLiberal think tank: GOP paid parental leave proposals are too narrow A true believer in diversity, inclusion GOP amps up efforts to recruit women candidates MORE (Mo.), Chris SmithChristopher (Chris) Henry SmithHouse calls for investigation into whether Pentagon tried to weaponize ticks The Hill's Morning Report - Warren cements front-runner status in first Dem debate Lawmakers sound alarm over violence in Sudan MORE (N.J.), Pete KingPeter (Pete) Thomas KingBerkeley professor warns deepfake technology being 'weaponized' against women Hillicon Valley: Harris spikes in Google searches after debate clash with Biden | Second US city blocks facial recognition | Apple said to be moving Mac Pro production from US to China | Bipartisan Senate bill takes aim at 'deepfake' videos Senators unveil bipartisan bill to target 'deepfake' video threat MORE (N.Y.), John KatkoJohn Michael KatkoStudent loan borrowers are defaulting yearly — how can we fix it? Overnight Defense: Woman accusing general of sexual assault willing to testify | Joint Chiefs pick warns against early Afghan withdrawal | Tensions rise after Iran tries to block British tanker House approves amendment to reverse transgender military ban MORE (N.Y.), Chris CollinsChristopher (Chris) Carl CollinsMichael Caputo eyes congressional bid House ethics panel renews probes into three GOP lawmakers The Hill's Morning Report - Barr stiff-arms House following Senate grilling MORE (N.Y.), Steve ChabotSteven (Steve) Joseph ChabotHouse passes bills to boost small business cybersecurity Juan Williams: GOP in a panic over Mueller Parties unite to move Myanmar sanctions bill MORE (Ohio), Michael McCaulMichael Thomas McCaulPopulation shifts set up huge House battleground Overnight Defense: Highlights from Defense pick's confirmation hearing | Esper spars with Warren over ethics | Sidesteps questions on Mattis vs. Trump | Trump says he won't sell F-35s to Turkey Overnight Defense: House approves 3 billion defense bill | Liberal sweeteners draw progressive votes | Bill includes measure blocking Trump from military action on Iran MORE (Texas), Pete OlsonPeter (Pete) Graham OlsonPopulation shifts set up huge House battleground The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump creates new firestorm with 'go back' remarks Rising number of GOP lawmakers criticize Trump remarks about minority Dems MORE (Texas), Kenny MarchantKenny Ewell MarchantPopulation shifts set up huge House battleground Ethics complaint filed against top House Ethics Republican House Ethics Committee investigating Gaetz over Cohen threats MORE (Texas), John CarterJohn Rice CarterPopulation shifts set up huge House battleground GOP frets about Trump's poll numbers The Hill's Morning Report - Democrats wonder: Can Nadler handle the Trump probe? MORE (Texas) and Jaime Herrera BeutlerJaime Lynn Herrera BeutlerDems push to revive Congress' tech office Bill allowing Congress to hire Dreamers advances House fails to override Trump veto on border wall MORE (Wash.).

The DCCC noted that retirements played a key role in Democrats winning back the House majority during last year’s midterms, adding that just six of the 16 members placed on last cycle’s list remain in their positions.

“Whether it’s waking up each morning to read the President’s tweets that they’ll be answering for or slowly coming to the realization that they aren’t in control any more, we expect to see a steady stream of frustrated Washington Republicans heading for the exits,” DCCC Communications Director Jared Smith said in a statement.

“Retirements played a major role as Democrats won back the House last year and, in 2020, we expect Republican retirements to aid our effort to expand the Democratic House Majority.”