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PICTURES: House Members Seeking Other Offices

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WASHINGTON - JULY 30: U.S. Rep. Mike Ross (D-AR) (L) listens during a mark up hearing on the healthcare bill before House Energy and Commerce Committee July 30, 2009 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The committee has resumed its mark up hearing on the bill after reaching a deal with the 'Blue Dog Democrats' to provide lower cost plans for small businesses. President Obama has predicted that the votes on the bill for both houses of the Congress would not happen until September, 2009. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)(Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Among members of the House of Representatives who have sought to move to the Senate, Nevada's Dean Heller, a Republican, caught a break. Republican John Ensign, the senator whose seat that he and Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley sought, resigned rather abruptly; the empty seat gave Nevada's Republican governor an opportunity to appoint someone—in this case, Heller. Although he'll have to face Berkley in the general election next year, he does so from a favorable position as an incumbent.

(RELATED: Why Are They Leaving? Senators Who’ve Resigned or Will Retire and House Members Who've Resigned or Will Retire)

 

Few House members who seek Senate seats, or a chance to become governor or president, are so lucky. Below are the House members to date who have announced that they are planning to run for the Senate, their states' governor's office, or for the presidency. In the coming months, more are sure to follow.

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