The marketing campaign arm for House Republicans is including 10 Democratic lawmakers to its record of 47 seats held by what it considers to be susceptible Democrats in the chamber that it sees as potential pickup alternatives for the GOP within the 2022 midterm elections.
Nationwide Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) chair Rep. Tom Emmer, in unveiling the expanded record Tuesday, touted that “Republicans are on offense all throughout the nation.”
Emmer, R-Minn., argued that “each Home Democrat is dealing with an uphill battle having to defend their poisonous socialist agenda that prioritizes trillion-dollar tax hikes on the center class, opens our borders, closes our faculties and defunds the police.”
The announcement comes per week after the U.S. Census Bureau launched preliminary numbers from the 2020 Census. Based on the once-in-a-decade congressional apportionment, GOP-controlled states, corresponding to Texas and Florida, are among the many states gaining Home seats, whereas California, New York and Illinois, the place Democrats management the levers of presidency, are among the many states shedding seats.
Census knowledge to be launched later this yr will decide the redistricting course of, which is anticipated to typically favor Republicans over Democrats.
All 10 new targets come from states which might be shedding a congressional seat.
The brand new Democrats being spotlighted are Reps. Ami Bera (CA-07), Jim Costa (CA-16) and Raul Ruiz (CA-36) of California, Marie Newman of Illinois (IL-03), Dan Kildee of Minnesota (MI-05), Kathleen Rice (NY-04), Paul Tonko (NY-20), Joe Morelle (NY-25) and Brian Higgins (NY-26) of New York and Chrissy Houlahan of Pennsylvania.
The NRCC in February put out its original list of 47 House Democrats that it considers susceptible.
The GOP managed the Home for eight years earlier than shedding the majority within the chamber within the 2018 midterms amid a wave by House Democrats. However Republicans defied expectations and took a giant chew out of the Democrats’ majority in November’s elections and presently solely must flip 5 seats in 2022 to regain management of the chamber.