EXCLUSIVE: The House GOP reelection committee is spotlighting an preliminary checklist of promising Republican candidates working within the 2022 midterms in among the nation’s best congressional districts.
The checklist by the Nationwide Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), which was shared first with Fox Information on Tuesday, contains 32 candidates from districts throughout the nation.
These on the checklist are labeled “On the Radar” candidates, the preliminary step within the NRCC’s “Young Guns” program. The 14-year-old program, led by the NRCC together with Home GOP Chief Kevin McCarthy, helps equip Republican candidates throughout the nation who present the promise of working profitable campaigns with “the instruments they want” to win.
Candidates deemed “On the Radar” are Republicans working in aggressive districts who’ve exhibited potential by assembly minimal thresholds for marketing campaign fundraising and group.
“Our motion is extra united, energized, and passionate than I’ve ever seen it,” McCarthy, R-Calif., advised Fox Information. “I’m proud to welcome these candidates to the Younger Weapons program and I sit up for working collectively to not solely take the Home — however to construct a long-lasting Republican majority.”
Whereas Republicans misplaced the White Home and their Senate majority within the 2020 elections, they defied expectations and took an enormous chew out of the Democrats’ massive Home majority. The GOP wants a internet acquire of simply 5 seats within the 435-seat chamber within the 2022 midterms to recapture the bulk it misplaced within the 2018 election.
Within the 2020 midterms, 25 of the 36 “Younger Weapons” had been elected to Congress. And the NRCC additionally notes that this system has helped elect over 150 GOP members of Congress since its inception.
These on the checklist are Walt Blackman and Eli Crane (AZ-01), Juan Ciscomani (AZ-02), Christopher Rodriguez (CA-49), Brady Duke and Cory Mills (FL-07), Amanda Makki and Anna Paulina Luna (FL-13), Jake Evans, Harold Earls, and Meagan Hanson (GA-06), Wealthy McCormick (GA-07), Zach Nunn (IA-03), Esther Pleasure King (IL-17), Amanda Adkins (KS-03), Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), Tyler Kistner (MN-02) and Ryan Zinke (MT-02).
Additionally included are Tim Baxter, Gail Huff Brown, Karoline Leavitt and Matt Mowers (NH-01), Tom Kean Jr. (NJ-07), Colin Schmitt (NY-18), Marcus Molinaro (NY-19), Alek Skarlatos (OR-04), Lisa Scheller (PA-07), Monica De La Cruz Hernandez (TX-15), Wesley Hunt (TX-38), Jen Kiggans (VA-02), Jesse Jensen (WA-08) and Derrick Van Orden (WI-03).