Freshmen Orientation Update: Fewest Incumbents Since 1992
More than one-fifth (22%) of the 112th Congress will be new members, the largest proportion since 1992, according to First Read at MSNBC News. Depending on the results of nine remaining House races, the House’s level of incumbents could be the lowest since 1948. This information updates a post from last week, Electeds’ Freshman Orientation: More Like A Hangover Than a Party which includes a comment or two wondering if in fact the incoming frosh class is any bigger than any other year. It would appear to be hitting some records indeed.