24 House Republicans Face Attacks Over Health Care Vote
Liberal advocacy group targets Republicans in TV and digital ads

The liberal advocacy group Save My Care is attacking Arizona Rep. Martha McSally for her vote for the GOP health care plan. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Twenty-four GOP members of Congress home on recess this week will be greeted by a new six-figure ad campaign attacking them for their vote in the House last week for the Republican health care plan. 

The liberal health care advocacy group Save My Care is launching a TV and digital advertising campaign worth more than half a million dollars on Monday that will run this week. 

Republican Lee Zeldin Re-Elected in New York’s 1st District
Democrat Anna Throne-Holst loses to incumbent congressman

Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin was re-elected to the House in New York’s 1st Congressional District. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo

Zeldin led Throne-Holst, 59 percent to 41 percent with 46 percent of precincts reporting. 

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Democratic Gains in House Depend on Clinton's Success
Candidates in white, working-class districts must overperform even the presidential nominee

Maine Democrat Emily Cain, seen here bowing her head in prayer at the Franco American Heritage Center’s monthly La Rencontre last month, is running in a district where Trump is beating Clinton. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

It wasn’t supposed to be this way. 

Even before Donald Trump became the GOP presidential nominee, House Democrats heralded Hillary Clinton’s candidacy as the key to winning battleground races in all manner of swing districts.

House GOP Super PAC Investing Record Sums in 15 Districts
Congressional Leadership Fund to spend more than it did in 2012 and 2014

Virginia Rep. Barbara Comstock, seen here with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, is getting help from the Congressional Leadership Fund. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC backed by House Republican leadership, is pouring another $10.7 million into House races as the GOP seeks to defend their hold on the lower chamber and flip several Democratic-held seats. 

The additional spending brings the fund's general election expenditures this cycle to $20.7 million in 15 House districts, nearly twice what it spent in 2014 and 2012. The super PAC spent $11.6 million in 2014 and $10.7 million in 2012. 

Throne-Holst Will Challenge New York's Lee Zeldin
Absentee ballots pushed her over the edge in Democratic primary

New York Rep. Lee Zeldin is one of the most vulnerable members of the House. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Anna Throne-Holst, a former Southampton town supervisor, has won the Democratic primary for New York's 1st Congressional District.  

She defeated venture capitalist David Calone by 319 votes a week and a half after the state's June 28 primaries.   

General Election Contests Set in Competitive New York Races
Democrats must win most of their targeted seats in the Empire State

Colleen Deacon won a three-way Democratic primary in New York's 24th District and will take on freshman GOP Rep. John Katko in the fall. (Courtesy Colleen Deacon for Congress)

Tuesday’s congressional primaries in New York settled the fields in some of this year’s most competitive general election races.  

Democrats have six potential pickup opportunities in New York this fall, and to make a dent in their 30-seat deficit in the House, the party needs to win most of them .  

New York Could Hold Key to Democratic Majority in House
Tuesday's primaries are first hurdle in flipping competitive seats

New York Republican Rep. John Katko is one of the Democrats' top targets this year. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Democrats are in a New York State of mind. 

Their party must pick up 30 seats to win control of the House, and to even come close, they need to sweep all or most of the competitive New York seats.