Steve Israel’s Hit List: The 17 House Republicans Targeted By Democrats


The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee plans to target 17 House Republicans with a grass-roots push over the August recess, according to an internal party email obtained by CQ Roll Call.

On Monday, a DCCC aide sent a message to an email list sponsored by Americans United for Change, a liberal organization, describing the committee’s plans for the month-long break and including the warning, “please do not share this list with press.”

“In the majority of these districts we have field staffers on the ground, coordinated through the respective state parties, to define and hold accountable vulnerable Republican incumbents, through earned media tactics, messaging amplification, and community outreach,” wrote Ryan Daniels, the deputy national press secretary and African-American media adviser.

The DCCC’s list includes some of this cycle’s most-often mentioned vulnerable Republicans, but there are some lesser-known targets as well:
•#AR01: Rep. Rick Crawford
•#AR02: Rep. Tim Griffin
•#CA10: Rep. Jeff Denham
•#CA21: Rep. David Valadao
•#CO06: Rep. Mike Coffman
•#IA03: Rep. Tom Latham
•#IL13: Rep. Rodney Davis
•#MN02: Rep. John Kline
•#MN03: Rep. Erik Paulsen
•#MI07: Rep. Tim Walberg
•#MI11: Rep. Kerry Bentivolio
•#NE02: Rep. Lee Terry
•#NJ02: Rep. Frank A. LoBiondo
•#NJ03: Rep. Jon Runyan
•#NY11: Rep. Michael G. Grimm
•#NY23: Rep. Tom Reed
•#PA08: Rep. Michael G. Fitzpatrick

“I know that we’ve shared information regarding events these members are holding and we’ll continue to share information in the future, as we get it,” Daniels continued in his email. “Additionally, if you have resources on the ground in any of these target districts, I’d love to put them in touch with our staffers on the ground as well, so we can coordinate efforts.”

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