The DCCC made an early push this past cycle to take back the House, ultimately targeting 55 races as districts they hoped to turn from red to blue, among others.
Israel said the committee had done a review of what went wrong in the previous cycle and that they have "a strong awareness of where we could do better," but declined to offer specifics.
TOMORROW’S AGENDA TODAY: President Obama will attend meetings at the White House.
First lady Michelle ObamaMichelle ObamaTrump’s first 100 days saw liberal media derangement reach new heights Dems, GOP bicker via official Twitter accounts Bill Maher to Dems: 'When they go low, you go lower' MORE will visit the Children’s National Medical Center.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I’m not concerned about my job as Speaker.” — John BoehnerJohn BoehnerLobbyists bounce back under Trump Business groups silent on Trump's Ex-Im nominee Chaffetz won't run for reelection MORE (R-Ohio), on the debt talks
An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll found that a majority of voters would blame both President Obama and congressional Republicans if the debt talks fail.
BATTLE FOR THE HOUSE:
The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is attacking some top House Democrats on the medical device tax, one of the less popular elements of Democrats' healthcare overhauls and one that a number of Democrats have said should be re-examined.
GEORGIA: Sen. Saxby ChamblissSaxby ChamblissGOP hopefuls crowd Georgia special race Democrats go for broke in race for Tom Price's seat Spicer: Trump will 'help the team' if needed in Georgia special election MORE (R-Ga.) appears to be the senator most likely to face a competitive 2014 primary — but his chief political strategist says he's "not paying any attention" to such talk.
SOUTH CAROLINA: South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) said she doesn't consider previous time in elected office a prerequisite for replacing Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.). "It is not about time in office, which I think is the wrong way of looking at government," Haley told local reporters. "It's the effect and the result they can show in office."
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