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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

 1:16 PM 

Vos: Future caucus retirements 'definitely possible'

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said today it's "definitely possible" more members of his caucus will choose to retire before the fall elections.

The Rochester Republican, though, disagreed with Rep. Peter Barca's explanation for why those retirements are taking place. Barca, D-Kenosha, said before the floor session today the retirements could be connected to Republicans not liking what they see in polls.

"They know their agenda is very unpopular," Barca said, emphasizing what he said has been an agenda that has hurt the state's middle class.

But Vos said Barca is uninformed.

"I know how many are retiring," he said. That number, he said, will be "substantially less" than is typical during a presidential cycle.

So far, Assembly Republicans David Heaton, of Wausau, and Dean Knudson, of Hudson, have announced they will not seek re-election in fall. Heaton's seat, in particular, will be a strong target for Dems, Barca said.

As for Dem retirements, Barca said he doesn't expect much.

"I think, by and large, you'll see everybody running again, perhaps everybody," he said.


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