casualty list

One Third of Florida Delegation Retiring
Nine House members, one senator heading back home to Sunshine State

Rep. Rich Nugent is one of those leaving the House this year. He doesn't want to live out of a suitcase anymore. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Florida is renowned as a great place to retire. That's exactly what 10 members of its congressional delegation plan to do this year.

But they aren't giving up politics together: Four House members are running for the Senate, and another may run for governor.

Hawaii's Mark Takai Will Not Seek Re-Election
Democratic lawmaker says his cancer has spread

Takai announced Thursday his cancer had spread. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Hawaii Democrat Mark Takai announced Thursday evening he would not seek re-election in November.  

He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer  late last year. He said in a statement Thursday that he had recently learned his cancer had spread.  

Florida's Ander Crenshaw Won't Seek Re-election
Retirement opens up safe Republican seat

Several Florida Republicans could run for Ander Crenshaw's House seat. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Florida Republican Ander Crenshaw said Wednesday that he would not seek a ninth term.  

"Progress is measured in projects completed and lives impacted, and I think we made a difference. Now, it is time to turn the page on this chapter of my life and see what’s next," Crenshaw said in a statement.  

Pop Quiz: Roll Call Casualty or San Francisco Giant?

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

As it turns out, there are two competitions that matter to the District of Columbia this fall. On Friday at 3:07 p.m., the Washington Nationals take on the San Francisco Giants in their first playoff game.  

We figured it would be fun to test your knowledge on the Nats' competition and the Roll Call Casualty List, our list of members who will no longer be serving in their current capacity (and perhaps drawing an obvious-yet-friendly comparison between the two while we're at it).