Meet the Challengers Who Outraised House Incumbents
Some Democrats raised two to three times more than GOP lawmakers in third quarter

Democrat Anthony Brindisi raised more money during the third quarter than GOP freshman Rep. Claudia Tenney in New York’s 22nd District. (Tom Williams/Roll Call)

Nearly one year out from the 2018 midterms, challengers outraised nearly 30 percent of the incumbents in competitive races during the third quarter.

Sixteen Republican incumbents in competitive races raised less than their Democratic challengers during the third quarter. One Democratic incumbent was outraised by a GOP challenger.

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. 

Republicans Identify Vulnerable Members for 2018
NRCC announces initial round of Patriot Program

Minnesota freshman Rep. Jason Lewis is part of the NRCC’s initial Patriot Program. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The National Republican Congressional Committee has named 10 members to its Patriot Program for incumbents who are expected to face tough re-election races in 2018.

“Our Patriots are a group of battle-tested members who won hard-fought races in 2016 and are ready to win once again,” Rep. Steve Stivers, the NRCC chairman, said in a statement Wednesday. 

Republican Claudia Tenney Elected in New York's 22nd District
Three-way race determined replacement for GOP Rep. Richard Hanna

Republican Claudia Tenney wins the three-way contest to replace GOP Rep. Richard Hanna in New York’s 22nd District. (Thomas McKinless/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Republican Claudia Tenney will defeat Democrat Kim Myers and Upstate Jobs Party candidate Martin Babinec in New York’s 22nd District, The Associated Press projects.

Tenney led Myers and Babinec 46 percent to 42 percent and 12 percent, respectively, with 82 percent of precincts reporting.  

Poll: Republican Tenney Leads Race in New York's 22nd District
Trump holds an 11-point edge over Clinton among likely voters

New York Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney leads in a new poll in the race to succeed retiring Rep. Richard Hanna. (Thomas McKinless/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Republican Claudia Tenney is leading in the race to replace outgoing GOP Rep. Richard Hanna in New York's 22nd Congressional District, according to a new poll.

Tenney, a state assemblywoman, had the support of 35 percent of likely voters in the Time Warner Cable News/Siena College poll, ahead of Democrat Kim Myers, the daughter of the founder of Dick's Sporting Goods, who drew 30 percent. Upstate Jobs Party candidate Martin Babinec trailed with 24 percent.

DCCC Poll: Myers, Tenney Tied in Tossup New York House Race
Third-party candidate Martin Babinec takes a fifth of the vote

New York Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney is locked in a tight contest in the state's 22nd District with Democrat Kim Myers. (Thomas McKinless/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Republican Claudia Tenney and Democrat Kim Myers were tied in a Democratic poll of New York's open 22nd District contest, obtained first by Roll Call.

Myers and Tenney each received 35 percent of the vote in the Anzalone Liszt Grove Research poll commissioned by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Upstate Jobs Party candidate Martin Babinec received 21 percent.

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.

Democrats Land Colorado Recruit to Expand House Playing Field
DCCC adds six candidates to 'Emerging Races' program

Tipton will face a challenge from state Sen. Gail Schwartz. ( Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Working to expand the number of competitive congressional districts this fall, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has landed Colorado state Sen. Gail Schwartz to take on Rep. Scott Tipton in the 3rd District.  

Schwartz, who is announcing her candidacy Friday, will challenge Tipton in a district Republicans carried by narrow single-digit margins in the 2008 and 2012 presidential races.