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Second- and third-stringers eye 2016 if front-runner stumbles
Topic - Bruce Cain
While the majority party typically hangs on as long as it can in Congress, in California, where redistricting has significantly altered the congressional map, two senior Republican House members in recent days said they're calling it quits, with more reportedly mulling the option.
"There's a lot of uncertainty and potential expense involved, and my guess is that several of these people in their 50s or 60s took a look at that and said, 'I don't need that trouble,' " Mr. Cain said.
"And if you wait too long then you screw your party, so there's probably some pressure from the money people and others — the [Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the National Republican Campaign Committee] — to declare one way or another if you're going to run."