Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate are announcing retirements from national politics in what could be record numbers. So far, 44 members of the House, which has been hit recently with scandals in its bank and post office, say they are not running for re-election and another 11 members already have lost in primaries. Seven retirements have been announced in the Senate. Among reasons cited are media criticism, public scorn, expensive election campaigns and legislative gridlock.
The Evening Sun would like to know what you think. Will the turnover be good or bad for the country? Which is more important in Congress: fresh ideas from new faces or the experience veteran legislators can provide?
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