Rep. Joe Heck is among the GOP freshmen in the first group of "patriots."
The National Republican Congressional Committee has named its first 10 “patriots” of the new cycle, a list largely composed of vulnerable freshmen whom the GOP hopes to strengthen heading into next fall.
The Patriot program, established in 2009, “enables Members to stay on offense as they build winning re-election campaigns,” according to an announcement released Wednesday by the NRCC.
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.