According to a report in Roll Call, the Republican Party has put eight House incumbents on an endangered list, with a call for more donations for the 2020 election.
With 2020 turnout expected to be massive as embattled President Donald Trump runs for re-election, Republicans fear they will lose even more House seats than they did in the 2018 midterms.
According to Roll Call, “Eight Republicans in the House, including the three from districts won by Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential campaign, have been named to the Patriot Program, the National Republican Congressional Committee list of incumbents expected to face tough re-elections.”
Of bigger concern is the fact that four of the GOP lawmakers are running for re-election in normally reliable Texas.
“Half of the GOP’s Patriot Program designees are from Texas. Two of them – Texas Rep. Will Hurd and Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick — were on the initial list for the 2018 cycle. Last fall, six of the 10 Republicans on that list lost,” the report states.
Other lawmakers looking at possible ouster include, Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE), Rep. John Katko (R-NY), Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Rep. Pete Olsen (R-TX), Rep John Carter (R-TX), Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) and avid Trump defender Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY).
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