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House GOP campaign arm adds to target list

House GOP campaign arm adds to target list
© Greg Nash

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) added 10 Democratic lawmakers to its list of 2022 targets on Tuesday following the release of data from the U.S. Census Bureau that will be used to apportion seats in the House of Representatives. 

The newest Democratic lawmakers on the NRCC target list include Reps. Ami BeraAmerish (Ami) Babulal BeraHouse GOP campaign arm adds to target list Biological ticking time bombs: Lessons from COVID-19 Former GOP lawmaker jumps into California recall election MORE (D-Calif.), Jim CostaJames (Jim) Manuel CostaOn The Money: Weekly jobless claims fall to 498K, hitting new post-lockdown low | House to advance appropriations bills in June, July Rural Democrats urge protections from tax increases for family farms House GOP campaign arm adds to target list MORE (D-Calif.), Raul RuizRaul RuizHouse GOP campaign arm adds to target list Hispanic Caucus energized by first Biden meeting Biden urged to appoint Latina prosecutor working on Floyd case as US attorney MORE (D-Calif.), Marie Newman (D-Ill.), Dan KildeeDaniel (Dan) Timothy KildeeNC House ending remote voting for lawmakers House GOP campaign arm adds to target list Michigan Democrat says he sought treatment for PTSD after Jan. 6 riot MORE (D-Mich.), Kathleen RiceKathleen Maura RiceHouse GOP campaign arm adds to target list Lawmakers brace for bitter fight over Biden tax plan NY House Democrats demand repeal of SALT cap MORE (D-N.Y.), Paul TonkoPaul David TonkoHouse GOP campaign arm adds to target list Unleashing an American-led clean energy economy to reach net-zero emissions Lawmakers press federal agencies on scope of SolarWinds attack MORE (D-N.Y.), Joseph MorelleJoseph (Joe) MorelleHouse GOP campaign arm adds to target list NY, NJ lawmakers call for more aid to help fight coronavirus Overnight Health Care: House panel advances legislation on surprise medical bills | Planned Parenthood, ACLU sue over Trump abortion coverage rule | CDC identifies 13th US patient with coronavirus MORE (D-N.Y.), Brian HigginsBrian HigginsHouse GOP campaign arm adds to target list Democrats have a growing tax problem with SALT Eighth person charged in alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Whitmer MORE (D-N.Y.) and Chrissy Houlahan (D-Pa.). 

The updated list brings the NRCC's full target list to 57 Democratic members. 

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The lawmakers added to the list all come from states that are set to lose congressional seats, based on the latest census data. California lost a House seat for the first time in its history as a state. New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Illinois each lost one House seat as well. 

Meanwhile, a number of red-leaning states are slated to gain House seats. The data showed Texas on track to gain two seats, while Florida, Montana and North Carolina will each gain one seat. 

NRCC Chairman Tom EmmerThomas (Tom) Earl EmmerDemocrats confront difficult prospects for midterms House GOP campaign arm adds to target list Minnesota takes joy in beating New York for last House seat MORE (R-Minn.) said in a statement that Republicans were on "offense all across the country," while Democrats faced "an uphill battle." 

However, last week's census data was not all bad news for Democrats. The red states of Ohio and West Virginia each lost a seat, while the blue states of Oregon and Colorado gained seats. 

The full redistricting data will not be available until this fall. 

Democrats rolled out their own 2022 target list last month, playing offense in 21 GOP-held districts and one open district currently held by a Democrat.