The Republican National Congressional Campaign Committee expanded its list of offensive targets Wednesday morning following the defeat of Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia gubernatorial race and a closer-than-expected forced run in New Jersey that was too close to call.
The most recent additions to the House Republican target list include Representatives. Jennifer WextonJennifer Lynn WextonVirginia previews Democrats’ midterm challenges Family of late Capitol police officer urges Congress to accept Jan.6 commission. (D-Va.), Greg stantonGregory (Greg) John StantonSinema follows potential top challengers in progressive poll Roof collapse, blast leaves four injured in Arizona Arizona Governor withholding grants to schools with mask mandates MORE (D-Ariz.), Ed perlmutterEdwin (Ed) George Perlmutter Equilibrium / Sustainability – Presented by Southern Company – China’s President to Present Video for Climate Plot Marijuana Law Reform Before the Holidays: A Three-Front Approach Cheney Presses Republicans to Endorse Bannon’s contempt vote MORE (D-Colo.), Joe courtneyJoseph (Joe) D. CourtneyHouse panel approves defense budget boost B Democrats urge Biden to extend moratorium on student loan payments New Air Force One jets may arrive a year late, cost more says a Pentagon official MORE (D-Conn.), Darren sotoDarren Michael Soto Pennsylvania Republican Becomes Latest COVID-19 Breakthrough Case In Congress Mayorkas Tests Positive In COVID-19 Breakthrough Case Congress Needs To Step Up Crypto, Or Biden Could Smash It MORE (D-Fla.), Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.), Frank Mrvan (D-Ind.), Throne of davidDavid John Trone We must protect front-line heroes in our communities Legislators want three counties to secede from Maryland for West Virginia Ending the opioid crisis begins with the proper distribution of settlement payments MORE (D-Md.), GK ButterfieldGeorge (GK) Kenneth Butterfield Progressives applaud, moderates complain as Biden’s visit culminates chaotic week Biden visits Capitol with agenda on balance WHIP LIST: How House Democrats and Republicans say they will vote on the bill of infrastructure law MORE (DN.C.), Annie Kuster (DN.H.), Teresa Leger-Fernández (DN.M.), Madeleine deanMadeleine DeanPelosi Faces A Final Big Battle Liberals Soften Calls to ‘Dump Police Funds’ Amid GOP Attacks The Hill’s Morning Report – Democrats Go On Their Own on Infrastructure as Bipartisan Plan Fails MORE (D-Penn.), And Jim cooperJim Cooper Arkansas Legislature Divides Little Rock in Movement Securing Republican Seats Cities Become Pawns in Redistricting Game Along the way: Census starts savage redistricting cycle MORE (D-Tenn.).
“In a cycle like this, no Democrat is safe,” said the NRCC president. Tom emmerThomas (Tom) Earl Emmer Democrats face stark political reality in midterm elections Republican Party acceptance of Trump’s false claims creates new dangers McAuliffe takes a tougher stance on Democrats in Washington MORE (R-Minn.). “Voters are rejecting Democratic policies that have led to massive price increases, opened our borders and sparked a wave of crime across the country.”
The expanded list of targets comes after Republicans sailed to victory up and down the ballot in Virginia.
Republican Glenn Youngkin defeated former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), while Gubernatorial candidate Winsome Sears and attorney general candidate Jason Miyares defeated their respective Democratic opponents. On top of that, Republicans appear to be on their way to seizing control of the House of Delegates.
In New Jersey, the race between incumbent Governor Phil Murphy (D) and Republican candidate Jack Ciattarelli are side by side in the race for governor of that state, but the proximity of the race in the blue state has the Democrats nervous .
The victories in Virginia, which is generally considered a benchmark for the 2022 midterm elections, represented a strong reprimand from President BidenJoe Biden Five Takeaways from a Bleak Night for Democrats Youngkin Wins Virginia Governor’s Race Michelle Wu Chosen as Boston’s First Mayor MORE and an acceptance of Youngkin’s messages on a number of key issues. Youngkin particularly focused on parental rights issues and education-related issues during the campaign, as Loudoun County in the northern part of the state became the epicenter of the national debate on the issue.
Youngkin did not win Loudoun County but outplayed the former President TrumpDonald Trump Republicans are poised to sweep Virginia, wowing Democrats Five takeaways from a bleak night for Democrats New Jersey’s gubernatorial race is too close to call for MORE in the district. Wexton, whose district includes parts of Loudoun, was among the Democrats added to the target list.