DemDaily: Top House Targets

January 31, 2017

While the country endures the fallout from Trump's executive orders, the Party must turn to the business of campaigns and targeting 2018 races in an attempt to regain control of the House of Representatives.

Historically the Party outside the White House makes gains in mid-term elections - averaging a pick up of 28 seats over the last three decades. If the pattern holds true, and the new President's approval rating of just 42% (Gallup 1/28) continues to slide, Democrats may have a real shot at taking back the House.


Following the 2016 election, Democrats hold 194 seats to Republicans 241. It will take a net gain of 24 seats for Democrats to take control of the House in 2018.

Ben Ray Lujan

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is the campaign arm of the national Democratic Party, whose principle mission is to elect and re-elect Congressional Members.

The Chair of the DCCC, Congressman Ben Ray Lujan (NM-3) is a part of the Democratic Party leadership and, in turn, the DCCC has its own slate of Member officers who lead the charge in certain areas - including campaign services, candidate recruitment, finance, mobilization and the DCCC "Front Line" program for top tier candidates.

DCCC's Top Republican Congressional District Targets

State District Incumbent State District Incumbent
Alabama 02 Martha Roby Minnesota 03 Erik Paulsen
Arkansas 02 French Hill North Carolina 08 Richard Hudson
Arizona 02 Martha McSally North Carolina 09 Robert Pittenger
California 10 Jeff Denham North Carolina 13 Ted Budd
California 21 David Valadao Nebraska 02 Don Bacon
California 25 Steve Knight New Jersey 02 Frank LoBiondo
California 39 Ed Royce New Jersey 03 Tom MacArthur
California 45 Mimi Walters New Jersey 07 Leonard Lance
California 48 Dana Rohrabacher New Jersey 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen
California 49
Darrell Issa
New York 01 Lee Zeldin
Colorado 03 Scott Tipton New York 11 Dan Donovan
Colorado 06 Mike Coffman New York 19 John Faso
Florida 18 Brian Mast New York 22 Claudia Tenney
Florida 25 Mario Diaz-Balart New York 24 John Katko
Florida 26 Carlos Curbelo New York 27 Chris Collins
Florida 27 Illeana Ros-Lehtinen Ohio 01 Steve Chabot
Georgia 06 Tom Price Ohio 07 Bob Gibbs
Iowa 01 Rod Blum Pennsylvania 06 Ryan Costello
Iowa 03 David Young Pennsylvania 07 Pat Meehan
Illinois 06 Peter Roskam Pennsylvania 08 Brian Fitzpatrick
Illinois 13 Rodney Davis Pennsylvania 16 LloydSmucker
Illinois 14 Randy Hultgren Texas 07 John Culberson
Kansas 02 Lynn Jenkins Texas 23 Will Hurd
Kansas 03 Kevin Yoder Texas 32 Pete Sessions
Kentucky 06 Andy Barr Virginia 02 Scott Taylor
Maine 02 Bruce Poliquin Virginia 10 Barbara Comstock
Michigan 07 Tim Walberg Washington 03 Jaime Herrera Beutler
Michigan 08 Mike Bishop Washington 08 David Reichert
Michigan 11 Dave Trott West Virginia 02 Alex Mooney
Minnesota 02 Jason Lewis

See the DCCC's Complete analysis.

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Sources: DCCC, Wikipedia, Gallup

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