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.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.