Republicans share list of top targets in 2024 House races

March 14, 2023

Republicans have identified their top House seats to target in 2024 as they look to expand their narrow majority.

The GOP's campaign committee released its list of 37 districts to target, including open seats in California and Michigan that are being vacated by Senate candidates Katie Porter (D-Ca.) and Elissa Slotkin (D-Mi.).

Republican list released

Some of the targets are freshmen who flipped their districts last November, including Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, of Washington's 3rd district, and Mary Peltola, who turned Alaska's at-large district blue for the first time in decades.

The GOP is also targeting incumbents whom the party failed to unseat last cycle, like Abigail Spanberger of Virginia's 7th district and Angie Craig of Minnesota's 2nd district. The full list of incumbents is as follows:

Mary Peltola (Ak.), Josh Harder (Ca.), Mike Levin (Ca.), Yadira Caraveo (Ca.), Jahanna Hayes (Ct.), Darren Soto (Fl.), Eric Sorensen (Il.), Frank Mrvan (In.), Sharice Davis (Ks.), Jared Golden (Mi.), Hillary Scholten (Mi.), Dan Kildee (Mi.), Angie Craig (Mn.), Don Davis (Nc.), Wiley Nickel (Nc.), Jeff Jackson (Nc.), Chris Pappas (Nj.), Gabriel Vasquez (Nm.), Dina Titus (Nv.), Susie Lee (Nv.), Steven Horsford (Nv.), Pat Ryan (Ny.), Greg Landsman (Oh.), Marcy Kaptur (Oh.), Emilia Sykes (Oh.), Val Hoyle (Or.), Andrea Salinas (Or.), Susan Wild (Pa.), Matt Cartwright (Pa.), Chris Deluzio (Pa.), Seth Magaziner (Ri.), Vicente Gonzalez (Tx.), Abigail Spanberger (Va.), Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (Wa.), Kim Schrier (Wa.).

National Republican Congressional Committe (NRCC) chairman Richard Hudson (R-Nc.) said Republicans "are in the majority and on offense."

"We will grow our House majority by building strong campaigns around talented recruits in these districts who can communicate the dangers of Democrats’ extreme agenda,” he said in a statement. “These House Democrats should be shaking in their boots.”

Dems respond

The list largely mirrors the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's (DCCC) own list of the 29 most vulnerable House Democrats.

The committee answered Republicans' boasting with some chest-thumping of their own.

“House Republicans have shown voters their caucus is more concerned with political investigations, empowering extremists, and seeking power for themselves, than working to improve the lives of everyday families – and that will stand in clear contrast to the formidable Democratic Frontliners,” DCCC Chair Suzan DelBene (D-Wa.) said in a statement.

2024 cycle approaches

The GOP flipped the House last year by a smaller margin than many anticipated, leaving Democrats within striking distance of regaining their majority.

Democrats are particularly anxious to reclaim seats in traditionally blue New York after Republicans gains in the state last cycle handed the GOP control of the House.

The House Democrats' main super PAC is planning to triple spending in the Empire State as Republicans prepare to pick off Pat Ryan, whose narrow victory in the 18th district left Democrats with a spot of blue in what was otherwise a regional red wave.

As they prepare for 2024, House Democrats are once again hitching their wagon to President Biden as he prepares to kick off a re-election bid with a tax-and-spend agenda and demagoguery about a supposed Republican plot to target entitlements.

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