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.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.