The National Republican Congressional Committee announced on Thursday 36 candidates who have achieved the committee's "On the Radar" status.
This ranking is the first of three levels of the committee's fundraising and infrastructure program. Earning this status means the NRCC "will help to provide candidates and their campaigns the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents," according to an NRCC release.
The final level is "Young Gun" status.
“These 36 candidates all provide a stark contrast to their liberal opponents, whose support of ObamaCare and this Administration’s big-government, job-destroying agenda has taken a toll on the American people,” NRCC Chairman Greg Walden said in a statement.
Four of those rated are former members who lost re-election bids in 2012: former Reps. Robert Dold and Bobby Schilling of Illinois, Frank Guinta of New Hampshire and Nan Hayworth of New York.
Some of the other challengers are running in the same districts.
Arkansas 2: French Hill
Arkansas 4: Tommy Moll and Bruce Westerman
Arizona 1: Andy Tobin
Arizona 2: Martha McSally
Arizona 9: Wendy Rogers and Andrew Walter
California 3: Dan Logue
California 7: Doug Ose, Elizabeth Emken and Igor Birman
California 26: Tony Strickland
California 36: Brian Nestande
California 45: Pat Maciariello and Mimi Walters
California 52: Fred Simon and Carl DeMaio
Connecticut 4: Dan Debicella
Florida 26: Carlos Curbelo
Georgia 12: Rick Allen
Illinois 11: Darlene Senger
Illinois 12: Mike Bost
Massachusetts 6: Richard Tisei
Maine 2: Bruce Poliquin and Kevin Raye
Minnesota 8: Stewart Mills
North Carolina 7: David Rouzer
New Hampshire 2: Gary Lambert
New York 1: Lee Zeldin
New York 21: Elise Stefanik
West Virginia 3: Evan Jenkins
Utah 4: Mia Love