The House of Representatives’ Republican re-election committee expands its list of House Democrats it considers vulnerable in the midterm elections of 2022, with the GOP aiming to win back the majority in the House.
The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) on Wednesday expanded its offensive target list of 57 members and added 13 Democratic representatives, bringing the total to ambitious 70 House Democrats, which it will target ahead of next year’s midterm terms.
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The NRCC move comes hours after Virginia’s Republican gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin narrowly defeated former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe in a state that now-president Biden had 10 points in last year’s election and where GOP candidates had not won nationwide in a dozen. years. Virginia’s race is considered a chime ahead of next year’s election, when Republicans need a net gain of just five seats in the 435-seat chamber to regain the majority in the House of Representatives that they lost in the mid-term 2018 term.
The NRCC says their move also comes after “several public opinion polls show that the generic congressional vote is improving for Republicans.” The generic ballot paper, which asks whether a voter would support a generic Democrat or Republican candidate in their congressional district, is a closely monitored issue in the struggle for control of Parliament.
“In a cycle like this, no Democrat is safe” NRCC Chairman Rep. Tom Tom Emmer stressed.
And he argued for that “voters reject Democrats’ policies that have caused massive price increases, opened our borders and spurred a nationwide wave of crime. ”
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The 13 House Democrats added to the NRCC list are reps. Greg Stanton of Arizona (AZ-09), Ed Perlmutter of Colorado (CO-07), Joe Courtney of Colorado (CT-02), Darren Soto of Florida (FL-09)), Sanford Bishop of Georgia (GA-02) , Frank Mrvan from Indiana (IN-01), David Trone from Maryland (MD-06), GK Butterfield from North Carolina (NC-01), Annie Kuster from New Hampshire (NH) -02), Teresa Leger-Fernandez from New Mexico (NM-03), Madeleine Dean of Pennsylvania (PA-04), Jim Cooper of Tennessee (TN-05) and Jennifer Wexton of Virginia (VA-10).
The rival Democratic Congress campaign committee quickly fired back Wednesday morning.
“The NRCC is wrong if they think they can easily emulate a campaign that skipped a messy GOP primary, had no political record to defend, and routinely kept President Trump at arm’s length,” said DCCC spokesman Chris Taylor to Fox News when he pointed. Youngkins path to victory.
Taylor stressed that “we have a year until the midterm elections, and in addition to passing historic legislation that includes game-changing investments in our infrastructure and working families, Democrats are working to ensure voters on the battlefield understand the serious danger posed by Republican Republicans and theirs. extremism can lead to. presents not only our families but our democracy. “