Change in the 112th Congress

Kenneth Chamberlain

Not every representative and senator who is sworn in at the beginning of a Congress is around for the end of their terms. Some step down for other jobs or in the wake of scandal, and a few, sadly, prove all too mortal. Others may stay until the end of their terms, but don't plan on seeking reelection out of a desire to retire from politics or to seek other elective positions.

Now early in the second session of the 112th Congress, here's the breakdown of representatives and senators who've left—or plan to leave—Congress, and those who are seeking election to other offices.

Below are those representatives who've announced that they are running for offices other than their current House seats:

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REPUBLICAN/New York
Name: Rep. Bob Turner | Office Sought: Senate | First Elected to House: 2011

PHOTO: AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

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REPUBLICAN/Florida
Name: Rep. Connie Mack | Office Sought: Senate | First Elected to House: 2004

PHOTO: AP Photo/Cliff Owen

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REPUBLICAN/Texas
Name: Rep. Ron Paul | Office Sought: President | First Elected to House: 1996

PHOTO: SCOTT OLSON/GETTY IMAGES

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REPUBLICAN/Indiana
Name: Rep. Mike Pence | Office Sought: Governor | First Elected to House: 2000

PHOTO: Win McNamee/Getty Images

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REPUBLICAN/Missouri
Name: Rep. Todd Akin | Office Sought: Senate | First Elected to House: 2000 | Senate Incumbent: Claire McCaskill

PHOTO: Liz Lynch

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DEMOCRAT/Washington
Name: Rep. Jay Inslee (pictured with Sen. Maria Cantwell and then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2008) | Office Sought: Governor | First Elected to House: 1998

PHOTO: Jeff T. Green/Getty Images

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REPUBLICAN/Arizona
Name: Rep. Jeff Flake | Office Sought: Senate | First Elected to House: 2000 | Senate Incumbent: Open seat (Republican Jon Kyl isn't seeking reelection)

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REPUBLICAN/North Dakota
Name: Rep. Rick Berg | Office Sought: Senate | First Elected to House: 2010 | Senate Incumbent: Open seat

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REPUBLICAN/Montana
Name: Rep. Denny Rehberg | Office Sought: Senate | First Elected to House: 2000 | Senate Incumbent: Democrat Jon Tester

PHOTO: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

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DEMOCRAT/Wisconsin
Name: Rep. Tammy Baldwin | Office Sought: Senate | First Elected to House: 1998

PHOTO: AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

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DEMOCRAT/Hawaii
Name: Rep. Mazie Hirono (second from left) | Office Sought: Senate | First Elected to House: 2006 | Senate Incumbent: Open seat (Democrat Daniel Akaka announced earlier this year that he wouldn't seek reelection)

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DEMOCRAT/Connecticut
Name: Rep. Chris Murphy | Office Sought: Senate | First Elected to House: 2006 | Senate Incumbent: Open seat (Independent Democrat Joe Lieberman announced that he wouldn't seek reelection)

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DEMOCRAT/New Mexico
Name: Rep. Martin Heinrich | Office Sought: Senate | First Elected to House: 2008 | Senate Incumbent: Open seat (Democrat Jeff Bingaman announced that he wouldn't seek reelection)

PHOTO: Photo by David Lienemann/Getty Images

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DEMOCRAT/Indiana
Name: Rep. Joe Donnelly | Office Sought: Senate | First Elected to House: 2006 | Senate Incumbent: Republican Richard Lugar

PHOTO: Courtesey of the office of Joe Donnelly

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DEMOCRAT/Nevada
Name: Rep. Shelley Berkley | Office Sought: Senate | First Elected to House: 1998 | Senate Incumbent: Republican Dean Heller (Heller became senator May 9 after being appointed by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval to fill the remainder of retired Republican John Ensign's term

PHOTO: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

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DEMOCRAT/California
Name: Rep. Bob Filner | Office Sought: Mayor | First Elected to House: 1992

PHOTO: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images

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