Town Hall Meeting with U.S. Congressman Brian Baird (video)
Now, Congressman Baird has decided he can't take the heat and he is retiring. He is the third Democrat from a 'competitive' district to suddenly announce retirement in the last three weeks.
His decision came as a surprise to House Democrats, and will surely heat up the speculation that other vulnerable House Democrats are looking towards the exits.
“With this being the third retirement by a swing-district Democrat in as many weeks, it is clear that members of the Majority are feeling the ground shaking beneath them," said National Republican Congressional Committee chairman Pete Sessions, in a statement released less than a hour after news of Baird's retirement broke.