Swing-Seat Dem Brian Baird Retiring

House Democrats now have another open swing seat to defend in 2010, with Rep. Brian Baird (D-WA) announcing his retirement.

Baird’s district could have a close race. It voted twice for George W. Bush by narrow margins — 48%-46% in 2000, and 50%-48% in 2004 — before switching to Barack Obama in 2008 by a 53%-45% margin.