Rep. Ron Kind’s Political Career Gives Up the Ghost

Dr. Munr Kazmir
5 min readAug 11, 2021

Does this spell disaster for the Democratic Party in 2022?

Congressman Ron Kind addresses the crowd at the grand opening ceremony while U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest Regional Director, Tom Melius, looks on. Photo by Ketti Spomer/USFWS.

“The truth is I’ve run out of gas,” Rep. Ron Kind announced to reporters and stunned Democrats on Tuesday. “This will be my last term in office. I will not seek reelection.”

The Democratic Party moved quickly to spin the news, though it leaves the razor-thin Democratic Congressional majority…