Barber, Kirkpatrick on NRCC’s most vulnerable list

| January 17 2013
Christopher Cook
According to National Journal . . .

Vowing to expand their majority, House Republicans have identified seven Democrats they consider top targets for the midterm elections, according to a National Republican Congressional Committee memo obtained by National Journal.

The targeted members are Reps. Ron Barber and Ann Kirkpatrick of Arizona, John Barrow of Georgia, Jim Matheson of Utah, Mike McIntyre of North Carolina, Collin Peterson of Minnesota, and Nick Rahall of West Virginia. Each represents a district that has voted for the Republican nominee in the last three presidential elections . . .

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Districts 1 and 2 certainly are relatively close, but because of the perversion of the supposed-to-be-independent redistricting process by Colleen Mathis, Strategic Telemetry, and the AIRC—and because of the failure of the governor and the GOP to stop it—they are still an uphill climb. Unless the year is favorable to the GOP as part of some sort of national wave, these races will be close. Doable, but close. It will also, of course, come down to the candidates the GOP selects to challenge them.

 

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