Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel on Wednesday announced a field of 57 races that the party wants to target this election cycle well beyond the 25 seats needed to recapture the House.
In 2010, all but one of the NRCC’s first slate of Young Gun candidates won their contests. The single loser, Vaughn Ward in Idaho’s 1st district, lost the primary, but Republicans picked up the seat anyway.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.