Open Seats a Growing Problem for GOP

Republicans worry a gridlocked Congress and challenging climate might push even more swing-district members toward retirement.

Rep. David Trott, then a congressional candidate, stands next to his wife, Kappy, during an interview at his election-night party in Troy, Mich. on Aug. 5, 2014. Trott said Monday that he will not seek reelection for the 11th District seat in Michigan.
AP Photo/Carlos Osorio
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