WASHINGTON — The House Armed Services Committee is poised to see a significant amount of turnover even before the first votes are cast in the mid-term elections.
Twelve committee members are leaving chamber this year, either through retirement or seeking a different office. If Democrats win control of the House, even more changes will come by the start of 2019.
Meanwhile, almost half of the Senate Armed Services Committee is also up for re-election this year. Several of those races — including Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Florida Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson — could swing the balance of power in that chamber as well.
Military Times and Defense News will track all of the key armed services committee races here on election night.
Readers can sort the columns below to find a specific race, or use the search field to find information on individual candidates.
Leo covers Congress, Veterans Affairs and the White House for Military Times. He has covered Washington, D.C. since 2004, focusing on military personnel and veterans policies. His work has earned numerous honors, including a 2009 Polk award, a 2010 National Headliner Award, the IAVA Leadership in Journalism award and the VFW News Media award.
Joe Gould was the senior Pentagon reporter for Defense News, covering the intersection of national security policy, politics and the defense industry. He had previously served as Congress reporter.