Bishop Scrubs Website of NRA Rating
Comes as Democrats are putting resources into trying to flip his district

Rep. Mike Bishop, R-Mich., scrubbed his website of his rating from the National Rifle Association. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

As Democrats set their sights on Michigan’s 8th District, Republican Rep. Mike Bishopscrubbed his website of any trace of his past positions on guns.

Bishop’s campaign website removed his A/A+ rating from the National Rifle Association as well as his previous support for right-to-carry laws, The Detroit News reported.

New Democrats’ PAC Adds 12 Challengers to Candidate Watch List
Moderate Democratic group is stepping into races earlier this cycle

Harley Rouda is one of two Democratic challengers to GOP Rep. Dana Rohrabacher that the NewDemPAC is adding to its candidate watch list. (Thomas McKinless/CQ Roll Call File Photo).

The political arm of the moderate New Democrat Coalition is adding 12 House challengers to its list of candidates to watch in 2018. 

NewDemPAC’s recognition comes with a $1,000 contribution this quarter and guidance about messaging and strategy. The watch list is a way for the group to get involved in races earlier than it previously has. Last cycle, the PAC contributed about $1 million to federal candidates and it expects to give out at least that much this cycle. 

Democrats Haul in More Money than GOP in Michigan Races
Incumbents maintain strong bank accounts despite lower third quarter marks

Republican Rep. Mike Bishop of Michigan brought in less money than Democratic challenger Suzanna Shkreli in the third quarter, but he's got lots more in the bank. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Democratic candidates raised more money than Republicans in the third quarter in congressional races in Michigan, according to a recent analysis. 

However, these fundraising efforts do not come close to the stockpiles of cash the GOP incumbents have on hand, Craig Mauger of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network told The Detroit News.