House GOP campaign arm adds to target list

House GOP campaign arm adds to target list
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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 BeraPhysician-lawmakers team up to urge boosters Democrats livid over GOP's COVID-19 attacks on Biden Major abortion rights group names new president MORE (D-Calif.), Jim CostaJames (Jim) Manuel CostaBiden's muddled trade policy Proposed California maps put incumbents in jeopardy Democrats bullish they'll reach finish line this week MORE (D-Calif.), Raul RuizRaul RuizSixteen Hispanic House Democrats ask EPA for tougher methane rule Physician-lawmakers team up to urge boosters Democratic caucus chairs call for Boebert committee assignment removal MORE (D-Calif.), Marie Newman (D-Ill.), Dan KildeeDaniel (Dan) Timothy KildeePandemic pushes teachers unions to center stage ahead of midterms Overnight Defense & National Security — Nation marks 1 year since Capitol riot Biden, top officials spread out to promote infrastructure package MORE (D-Mich.), Kathleen RiceKathleen Maura RiceRapper French Montana talks opioid epidemic, immigration on Capitol Hill Five takeaways: House passes Biden's sweeping benefits bill Dems brace for score on massive Biden bill MORE (D-N.Y.), Paul TonkoPaul David TonkoHillicon Valley — Inside the Twitter shakeup Lawmakers take aim at 'Grinches' using bots to target consumers during holidays Democrats fear Virginia is precursor to House drubbing MORE (D-N.Y.), Joseph MorelleJoseph (Joe) MorelleOvernight Health Care — Biden faces pressure from Democrats on COVID-19 Democrats call on Biden to step up virus response National progressive group labels six lawmakers 'progressive in name only' in new report MORE (D-N.Y.), Brian HigginsBrian HigginsFDNY 'sickout' intensifies drama over vaccine mandate Biden's keeping the Canada-US border closed makes no sense Biden administration stokes frustration over Canada 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 EmmerHouse Democratic campaign arm outraises GOP counterpart in final quarter of 2021 House GOP campaign arm rakes in 0M in 2021 GOP optimism grows over possible red wave in 2022 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.