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February 12, 2016

House Republicans Put 36 Recruits ‘On the Radar’

The National Republican Congressional Committee announced on Thursday 36 candidates who have achieved the committee’s “On the Radar” status.

This ranking is the first of three levels of the committee’s fundraising and infrastructure program. Earning this status means the NRCC “will help to provide candidates and their campaigns the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents,” according to an NRCC release.

The final level is “Young Gun” status.

“These 36 candidates all provide a stark contrast to their liberal opponents, whose support of ObamaCare and this Administration’s big-government, job-destroying agenda has taken a toll on the American people,” NRCC Chairman Greg Walden said in a statement.

Four of those rated are former members who lost re-election bids in 2012: former Reps. Robert Dold and Bobby Schilling of Illinois, Frank Guinta of New Hampshire and Nan Hayworth of New York.

Some of the other challengers are running in the same districts.

Arkansas 2: French Hill
Arkansas 4: Tommy Moll and Bruce Westerman
Arizona 1: Andy Tobin
Arizona 2: Martha McSally
Arizona 9: Wendy Rogers and Andrew Walter
California 3: Dan Logue
California 7: Doug Ose, Elizabeth Emken and Igor Birman
California 26: Tony Strickland
California 36: Brian Nestande
California 45: Pat Maciariello and Mimi Walters
California 52: Fred Simon and Carl DeMaio
Connecticut 4: Dan Debicella
Florida 26: Carlos Curbelo
Georgia 12: Rick Allen
Illinois 11: Darlene Senger
Illinois 12: Mike Bost
Massachusetts 6: Richard Tisei
Maine 2: Bruce Poliquin and Kevin Raye
Minnesota 8: Stewart Mills
North Carolina 7: David Rouzer
New Hampshire 2: Gary Lambert
New York 1: Lee Zeldin
New York 21: Elise Stefanik
West Virginia 3: Evan Jenkins
Utah 4: Mia Love

  • DonRS

    If the NRCC is sponsoring them, you can bet they are RINOs!

  • paulyz

    Whatever the case may be, having the Republican Party control the Senate AND House is too important with the Socialist Obama Regime in power. With the filibuster gone, the Dems. will ram so much through in the next year, out Country may never recover.

  • Frank W Brown

    More than likely these are RINOs -in-waiting, we can no longer trust establishment republicans!

  • Ron Nutt

    Where’s the “on the radar” list for Senate Republicans?

  • Ron Nutt

    Coloradans need to vote for Owen HIll the the 2014 election. The two demoncat senators need to become history. We must get rid of Mark Udall a.s.a.p!! The last opportunity the GOP ran a loser (Ken Buck). Buck needs to go. Owen Hill is the best candidate, but needs the support of the GOP and the TEA Party component.

  • Dan

    What about Jorge Bonilla, in FL? Taking on crazy Grayson:

  • creeper

    I see they have no one in Iowa to run against Bruce Braley for Tom Harkin’s seat. They’re missing the boat. Braley is vulnerable but you can’t beat a man without someone to run against him. Wake up, conservatives.

  • creeper

    Geez, creeper, read the story. It’s about the HOUSE, not the Senate. Sorry, all.

  • princepsCO

    I’ve sent money…but I notice that the RNC isn’t helping anyone in CO. Must be because we’re such a blue state in their mind–which will tell you the state of their mind….

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