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  •  NRCC Announces First Round of Patriot Program (5+ / 0-)

    The NRCC has announced their first round list of their Patriot Program, a list of their most vulnerable incumbents going into the next election cycle that meet certain campaign goals. Here's the list of the first 11 House Republicans added to the program:

    Mike Coffman (CO-06)
    Rodney Davis (IL-13)
    Jeff Denham (CA-10)
    Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-08)
    Bob Gibbs (OH-07)
    Chris Gibson (NY-19)
    Joe Heck (NV-03)
    David Joyce (OH-14)
    Steve Southerland (FL-02)
    David Valadao (CA-21)
    Jackie Walorski (IN-02)
    I find it interesting that Gary Miller, Michael Grimm, and Dan Benishek weren't included on this initial list, though they can obviously be included later on. The article notes that Miller's poor fundraising might be a reason for his exclusion from this list, but Southerland had an even worse fundraising quarter, so I'm not sure what that's about. Kerry Bentivolio also put up pathetic fundraising numbers, only raising $41,000 and having a measly $36,000 COH. It would be completely inexcusable not to target Bentivolio with a serious challenger this cycle, and if he continues to put up numbers like this, I wonder if the NRCC will really go out of its way to help him.

    The Pragmatic Progressive (IN-4); Economic Left/Right: -7.12; Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.44

    by AndySonSon on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 07:39:56 AM PDT

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