House Republicans Put 36 Recruits 'On the Radar'

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