The DCCC also designated 13 "emerging races" where it is watching to see if a candidate can be competitive. Races in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and North Carolina made the list.

Four candidates were also deemed "majority makers," who are not only expected to perform strongly, but are also expected to contribute some of their funds to more vulnerable Democratic candidates. Tony Cardenas in California, Dan Kildee in Michigan, Dina Titus in Nevada and Joyce BeattyJoyce Birdson BeattyDems look to Ohio for another election upset Fighting America’s No. 1 killer Photo catches Dem playing Candy Crush during State of the Union MORE in Ohio were all put on that list.