After the Biden Administrations’ trillions of dollars in new spending proposals and aggressive Democratic agenda, House Republicans are gearing up for what they hope will be a major rebound in 2022.
The National Republican Congressional Committee announced ten Democratic House seats they hope to take in the next election.
“American families can’t afford Democrats’ socialist takeover of the economy,” the commitee said in a statement. “Voters will hold them accountable for their recklessness. Democrats will be on defense all cycle answering for their toxic socialist agenda.”
The group released the following list of “vulnerable” Democratic seats:
CA-07 – Ami Bera
CA-16 – Jim Costa
CA-36 – Raul Ruiz
IL-03 – Marie Newman
MI-05 – Dan Kildee
NY-04 – Kathleen Rice
NY-20 – Paul Tonko
NY-25 – Joe Morelle
NY-26 – Brian Higgins
PA-06 – Chrissy Houlahan
The new announcement brings the NRCC’s target list to 57 seats. The committee says the ten extra seats come in part because of the latest Census data, which showed Republican-leaning states like Texas and Florida gain seats while more blue states like California and New York lost states.
“The announcement comes after reapportionment data was released last week,” the committee said. “All 10 new targets come from states that are losing a congressional seat.”
“Meanwhile, Democrats are privately admitting they face a challenging cycle amid a spate of retirements and dim redistricting prospects,” the NRCC added in a statement.
The NRCC said the population shifts could work to their advantage.
“Republicans are on offense all across the country,” said NRCC Chairman Tom Emmer. “Every House Democrat is facing an uphill battle having to defend their toxic socialist agenda that prioritizes trillion-dollar tax hikes on the middle class, opens our borders, closes our schools and defunds the police.”
The Democrats have touted their spending items and fundraising numbers so far this year heading into the next election cycle.
“The DNC has raised $18.4 million year-to-date, with a large majority of that coming from our grassroots donors,” the Democratic party said on Twitter. “That’s how we’ll win: by building this party from the grassroots up. Chip in today to keep building.”