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House GOP campaign arm rolls out new leadership team

House GOP campaign arm rolls out new leadership team
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The House GOP’s campaign arm rolled out new members of its leadership team heading into the 2022 midterm elections as it looks to take back the lower chamber.

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) announced Tuesday that Reps. Ken CalvertKenneth (Ken) Stanton CalvertMORE (Calif.), Jodey ArringtonJodey Cook ArringtonTo encourage innovation, Congress should pass two bills protecting important R&D tax provision House passes bills providing citizenship path for Dreamers, farmworkers NRCC finance chair: Republicans who voted for Trump impeachment will not be penalized MORE (Texas) and Buddy CarterEarl (Buddy) Leroy CarterHouse Republican calls MLB 'absolutely pathetic' for moving All-Star Game NRCC finance chair: Republicans who voted for Trump impeachment will not be penalized House GOP campaign arm rolls out new leadership team MORE (Ga.) will serve as deputy chairs behind Rep. Tom EmmerThomas (Tom) Earl EmmerRepublicans race for distance from 'America First Caucus' Democrats debate timing and wisdom of reparations vote Trump digs in on attacks against Republican leaders MORE (Minn.), the chair of the body.

None of the new deputy chairs represent competitive seats, but all of their states are anticipated to be on the forefront of the GOP’s campaign to win back the House. 

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California is set to lose a seat to redistricting, and Republicans will look to defend some of their 2020 flips in Orange County. Georgia Republicans will also try to take back a seat in the Atlanta suburbs won by Democratic Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux in November. And Texas is set to gain three seats after redistricting, giving the GOP the chance to add to their ranks, particularly given the friendly map the Republican-controlled state government is expected to draw.

While still wracked by divisions over the role former President TrumpDonald TrumpUS gives examples of possible sanctions relief to Iran GOP lawmaker demands review over FBI saying baseball shooting was 'suicide by cop' House passes bill aimed at stopping future Trump travel ban MORE will play in the future of the party, the GOP is expected to run against President BidenJoe BidenCornyn, Sinema to introduce bill aimed at addressing border surge Harris to travel to Northern Triangle region in June Biden expected to formally recognize Armenian Genocide: report MORE’s agenda, which it says it will cast as radical and catering to the left wing of the Democratic Party. 

“House Republicans stand united in our efforts to retake the House majority and hold Democrats accountable for their job-killing policies,” said Emmer. “We are looking forward to building on the success we saw in 2020 and finishing the job we started.” 

The NRCC also announced an array of vice chairs: Rep. Carol MillerCarol Devine MillerSix ways to visualize a divided America House GOP campaign arm rolls out new leadership team READ: The Republicans who voted to challenge election results MORE (W.Va.) will lead the NRCC’s recruitment efforts, a plum post particularly after recruitment successes in 2020 led to 15 GOP flips in a cycle when the party was expected to lose as many as 15 members; Rep Mario Diaz-BalartMario Rafael Diaz-BalartBottom line GOP lawmakers ask Biden administration for guidance on reopening cruise industry The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by Facebook — Biden delivers 100 million shots in 58 days, doses to neighbors MORE (Fla.) will oversee the NRCC’s involvement in redistricting; Rep. John KatkoJohn Michael KatkoRepublicans race for distance from 'America First Caucus' Top House Republicans ask Harris for meeting on border Personal security costs for anti-Trump lawmakers spiked post-riot MORE (N.Y.) will oversee member services; and Rep. Nancy MaceNancy MaceRepublicans race for distance from 'America First Caucus' Eric Bolling rules out congressional bid Omar: Capitol security incident would be more deadly if AR-15 involved MORE (S.C.) will represent the freshman class, among others.

The NRCC heads into the midterms optimistic it can flip the House in 2022. Democrats already hold the chamber by one of the narrowest margins in modern history, and the party that holds the White House typically loses seats in the first midterm of a new administration. Experts have said that seats gained by redistricting alone may get the GOP halfway to the House majority.