America Rising Names Top Opposition Research Targets for 2014

America Rising, a GOP group that procures and publishes research on Democratic candidates, announced Wednesday its first wave of top targets for the midterm elections.  

The list of candidates, posted on America Rising's newly launched website , includes information on almost all of the Democratic House and Senate candidates in the GOP's top pickup opportunity races in 2014.  

"We'll roll out additional candidates as the map changes and expands, but that’s our initial list of candidates that we have research on," said Tim Miller, executive director of America Rising.  

America Rising also zeroed in on seven top targets:  

Many of the candidates on the list are also top targets for the GOP's House and Senate campaign committees.