2022 Frontline Members
Frontline is the DCCC’s program to ensure Democratic Members of Congress from the most competitive seats have both the resources and cutting-edge information they need to execute effective reelection campaigns. This cycle, our Majority hinges on winning these tough Frontline races. These Members need your help to get across the finish line in November 2022.
Tom O'Halleran AZ-02
Congressman Tom O’Halleran represents Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District, which encompasses much of the northeastern part of the state outside Phoenix and Tucson. Tom joined the Chicago Police Department at 20 years old, where he served as a police officer and a homicide detective — the youngest in the city’s history. He was dedicated to ensuring justice for the most vulnerable communities and won over 30 awards for his service. After serving in the police department, Tom started his own business, became a member of the Chicago Board of Trade, and served two terms on the Exchange’s Board of Directors. Upon retirement, Tom and his wife moved to Arizona where he became an advocate for his community and was elected to three terms as a state representative followed by a term as a state senator. Since he was first elected to Congress in 2016, Tom has led on critical issues impacting Native American tribes, as well as rural and underserved communities. He has long focused on economic development opportunities across Arizona and has worked tirelessly to expand access to affordable health care, develop broadband infrastructure, support veterans, and promote tribal sovereignty. Because of his ability to bridge divides and find common ground, the NRCC has already targeted Tom for the midterms. In 2020, his campaign spent $3.4 million to defend his seat from their attacks. We must ensure that Rep. O’Halleran has the resources necessary to keep AZ-02 blue.
Greg Stanton AZ-04
Congressman Greg Stanton represents Arizona’s 4th Congressional District, which encompasses parts of Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa. Before running for Congress, Greg was a tireless advocate for Arizona’s families while serving as mayor of Phoenix from 2012 to 2018, where he earned a reputation for working across the aisle to make life better and more equal. Greg successfully led a bipartisan, voter-backed plan to extend the city’s light rail system, expand bus service, and improve roadways. He also created thousands of jobs and helped increase wages. Since being elected to Congress, Greg has delivered key infrastructure wins for Arizona — including a new water authority that will fund $150 million in water infrastructure projects throughout the state. He was also an early co-sponsor of the Equality Act and has been working to lower prescription costs and incentivize clean energy. This district has been held by Democrats since it was created in 2013. But this year’s redistricting made it competitive for Republicans, and they are chomping at the bit to flip this seat. Nine opponents have filed to run and many are supporters of Trump’s Big Lie. Greg will need to reach new constituents and earn their vote to keep this seat. We must ensure Rep. Stanton has the resources necessary to keep AZ-04 blue.
Josh Harder CA-09
Congressman Josh Harder represents California’s 9th Congressional District in the Central Valley, anchored in Modesto. Growing up, Josh worked as a local paper boy, attended public high school, and earned scholarships from the local Rotary Club and the American Legion to go to college. Before heading to Congress, Josh worked with entrepreneurs and small businesses, helping them grow and create thousands of new jobs. In Washington, Josh is fighting to protect access to health care, create good-paying jobs, and make sure our farmers have a seat at the table. During his first term in office, he delivered new benefits to veterans, new funds to farmers, and new infrastructure projects to the Valley. Josh flipped this seat from red to blue in 2018 and won more than 20,000 Trump voters in 2020 to hold his seat. The NRCC has already put this seat and Josh on their list for defeat in 2022. We must ensure Rep. Harder has the resources to keep CA-09 blue.
Katie Porter CA-47
Congresswoman Katie Porter represents California’s 47th Congressional District, which encompasses Orange County. Katie is a single mom to three school-age children and prior to her time in Congress was a consumer law professor at the University of California, Irvine. As a consumer protection attorney, Katie spent years taking on the big banks on behalf of middle-class families — and winning. In 2012, then–California Attorney General, Kamala Harris appointed Katie to serve as the Independent Monitor for California’s part of the National Mortgage Settlement. When Wall Street banks cheated homeowners, Katie and her team secured over $18 billion from them, which helped tens of thousands of families in California. In Congress, Katie continues to hold powerful special interests accountable and fight for policies that help middle-class families in Orange County who need a voice in our government. Her tireless work standing up to corporate special interests and fighting corruption is one reason the NRCC has again targeted her seat in the 2022 midterm election. Her 2020 campaign spent over $6.7 million to hold her seat. We must ensure Rep. Porter has the resources necessary to keep CA-47 blue.
Mike Levin CA-49
Congressman Mike Levin represents California’s 49th Congressional District, which straddles the line between coastal Orange County and San Diego County. The grandson of Mexican immigrants, Mike was raised in South Orange County and worked his way to Stanford University. After college, Mike served in the Coro Fellows Program and then attended Duke University School of Law. He then served as Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Orange County and worked as an attorney focused on environmental and energy regulatory compliance and government affairs. Since coming to Congress, Mike has established himself as a leader on climate action and clean energy, serving on the House Natural Resources Committee and the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. He introduced legislation to transition the nation to zero-emission vehicles, expand renewable energy development, and prevent future offshore oil drilling. Mike also serves on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee and leads the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Because he flipped this seat in 2018, the NRCC has already put him on their must-defeat list in the midterms. Mike spent $3 million to hold this seat in 2020. We must ensure Rep. Levin has the resources necessary to keep CA-49 blue.
Joe Courtney CT-02
Congressman Joe Courtney represents Connecticut’s 2nd Congressional District, which encompasses the eastern half of Connecticut and contains a diverse range of communities and interests — from dairy farms to the nation’s premier submarine base in Groton. Since defeating a Republican incumbent by 83 votes to win his election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2006, Joe has served as a relentless advocate for his constituents. Drawing from his work as the respected Chairman of the Public Health Committee in the Connecticut General Assembly, Joe has fought for affordable and accessible health coverage. He has made growing jobs and economic opportunities in the district a top priority, working to create new pipelines that connect people with the skills needed for rewarding careers in manufacturing. He has championed the cause of protecting frontline nurses from the growing rates of violence they face, earning bipartisan support for his bill to enact strong standards to keep them safe. And, as chairman of the influential subcommittee overseeing submarine construction, he has worked across the aisle to secure the support needed to bring the Groton shipyard back from the brink of deep layoffs when he took office to the now surging demand for workers — growing good-paying jobs and boosting the region’s economy. Joe always sides with the people he represents, and that has made him a top target of the GOP. While Joe has always won handily in this competitive district in recent cycles, Republicans have identified this district as a top target and are eager to flip it. The GOP frontrunner is an extreme far-right candidate who aligns with QAnon darling Marjorie Taylor Greene and other extremists in Congress. Joe spent over $1 million to hold CT-02 in 2020, but 2022 is expected to be far more expensive. We must ensure Rep. Courtney has the resources to keep CT-02 blue.
Jahana Hayes CT-05
Congresswoman Jahana Hayes represents Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District, which encompasses the northwestern part of the state and includes Danbury, the Farmington Valley and the Upper Naugatuck River Valley. Jahana grew up surrounded by poverty, drugs, and violence in a housing project in Waterbury, and became pregnant at 17. While supporting her young family, Jahana enrolled in community college, then went on to earn a four-year degree and two advanced degrees. She became a high school history teacher in the same town where she grew up. In 2016, President Obama honored Jahana as the National Teacher of the Year for her dedication to her students and community. As a celebrated teacher and now as a congresswoman, she is a relentless advocate for equitable access to opportunity for all, quality education, affordable health care, food security, labor, agriculture, and the environment. CT-05 was historically red and the NRCC has made this seat a top target for 2022. She spent $1.6 million to hold her seat in 2020 and we expect she will need considerably more to fend off their attacks. We must ensure Rep. Hayes has the resources necessary to keep CT-05 blue.
Sanford Bishop GA-02
Congressman Sanford Bishop represents Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District, that covers Middle and Southwest Georgia and one of the GOP’s top targets in 2022. A graduate of Morehouse College and Emory Law School, Sanford is a senior member of the powerful House Committee on Appropriations. Sanford is known to his constituents and his colleagues as a bipartisan consensus builder. In Congress, he has worked with members of both parties to support a strong defense, strengthen our infrastructure, and grow the economy by increasing small business lending and providing tax relief to Americans at all income levels. Sanford has secured over $10 billion dollars in federal grants and loans for communities throughout his district, making GA-02 a national leader in qualifying for federal community development funding. He has also secured billions in disaster relief funding for farmers, rural communities, small towns, and medium-sized cities that have been impacted by natural disasters. Redistricting after the 2020 Census made GA-02 one of the most competitive districts in the country. We must ensure that Rep. Bishop has the resources to keep GA-02 blue.
Cindy Axne IA-03
Congresswoman Cindy Axne represents Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District, which is located in the southwest part of the state and encompasses Des Moines and Council Bluffs. Cindy worked in strategic planning and leadership development and earned an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University. When her son started kindergarten, Cindy learned that full-day kindergarten was not available to every child in West Des Moines public schools, with eligibility determined by a lottery. Cindy was outraged at the inequity and successfully advocated for all-day kindergarten for every child in West Des Moines. For nearly a decade, Cindy worked for the State of Iowa, helping over 20 different state agencies deliver government services more effectively and efficiently for taxpayers. Cindy’s top priority in Washington has been putting Iowa families to work in good-paying jobs. She’s working to raise wages, protect unions, address unfair trade deals that put our workers at risk, and promote Main Street over Wall Street. She flipped this seat from red to blue in 2018 and spent $6.3 million to hold onto it in 2020. The NRCC has her high on the list for defeat in the 2022 midterms. We must ensure Rep. Axne has the resources necessary to keep IA-03 blue.
Bill Foster IL-11
Congressman Bill Foster is a Ph.D. scientist and businessman representing Illinois’ 11th Congressional District in the far suburbs of Chicago. Prior to Congress, Bill was a member of the team that discovered the Top Quark, the heaviest known form of matter, and received awards for his invention and construction of giant particle accelerators. Prior to physics, he and his younger brother successfully co-founded a company that now makes most of the theater lighting equipment in the United States. Bill began his political career in 2007 by winning the seat of former Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert in one of the most famously Republican districts in the nation, becoming the first Democrat to represent the district in over 60 years. After taking many tough votes including the Affordable Care Act and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, Bill lost in the 2010 Tea Party wave election before fighting his way back to Congress two years later. Throughout the Trump Administration, Bill served as the voice for science, facts, and logic in the face of an unprecedented assault on science and the rule of law. Due to 2020 redistricting, IL-11 lost 55% of its constituents, became much more rural, and is once again a top target for Republicans. Three Republican opponents have filed, including one who served in the Trump Administration and has raised over $1 million, by dubbing herself the “Anti-AOC”. The GOP is already running ads attacking Bill and has signaled it will spend whatever it takes to win back this historically red district. We must ensure Rep. Foster has the resources necessary to keep IL-11 blue.
Lauren Underwood IL-14
Congresswoman Lauren Underwood represents Illinois’ 14th Congressional District, a suburban and exurban district west of Chicago. Lauren is the first woman, person of color, and young adult to serve this district and the youngest black woman to serve in Congress. As a registered nurse and health care expert, she brings a critical perspective to Congress. Prior to her election, Lauren spent her career implementing the ACA and was appointed by President Obama to serve as a Senior Advisor at the Department of Health and Human Services, where she helped communities across the country prevent, prepare for, and respond to disasters, bioterror threats, and public health emergencies. In Washington, she’s proven herself to be an effective leader: she has personally introduced 42 pieces of legislation, passed 15 out of the House, and had four bipartisan pieces of legislation signed into law. She flipped this seat from red to blue in 2018, defeating a four-term Republican incumbent. To hold her seat, she spent $7.4 million in 2020. The NRCC wants this seat back and have made Lauren a top target. We must ensure Rep. Underwood has the resources necessary to keep IL-14 blue.
Frank Mrvan IN-01
Congressman Frank Mrvan represents Indiana’s 1st Congressional District. Since coming to Congress, Frank has worked in a bipartisan fashion to bring people together to solve problems. Since winning the seat in 2020, Frank has secured leadership positions as the Co-Chairman of the Congressional Steel Caucus and the Chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Technology Modernization. Working with the bipartisan leaders of the Steel Caucus, he has advocated for strong Buy America requirements and steel tariffs that protect our national security interests, domestic steel producers, and steelworkers from unfair trade. Through his work on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, legislation he authored to ensure veterans receive critical benefits was signed into law last year. Frank also advanced legislation through the House to improve accountability and transparency of the electronic health record modernization program at the Department of Veterans Affairs. While Frank was easily elected in 2020, Republicans controlled redistricting in Indiana and made this once-safe seat, which has been held by Democrats for 90 years, more competitive than ever before. Now, Republicans are lining up to make a play for this seat, and Frank will need to build a much larger campaign to reach his new constituents. We cannot afford to lose Frank, a true champion of the people. We must ensure Rep. Mrvan has the resources needed to keep IN-01 blue.
Sharice Davids KS-03
Congresswoman Sharice Davids represents Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District, which is largely located within the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. Sharice was raised by her mom, a single parent who spent more than 20 years in the Army. Sharice was the first person in her family to attend college. She worked her way from Johnson County Community College to Cornell Law School. A member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, Sharice worked on economic and community development on Native American reservations, helping tribes to create programs and initiatives for growth. This work inspired her to apply for the prestigious White House Fellowship program, where she served under President Obama and continued to create economic opportunity for others. In 2018, Sharice flipped this seat from red to blue, becoming one of the first two Native American women ever to serve in Congress. Sharice spent her first term in office working to strengthen public schools, lower the cost of health care and prescription drugs, and make sure the government is working for the people — not special interests. She spent $5.3 million to hold this seat in 2020 and the NRCC wants it back and will pour millions into the midterms. We must ensure Rep. Davids has the resources necessary to keep KS-03 blue.
David Trone MD-06
Congressman David Trone has represented Maryland’s 6th Congressional District since 2018. Since taking office, he's proven to be a leader who tackles complex issues and gets things done. He's been a champion in the fight against substance use, leading the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force focused on understanding and responding to the opioid crisis. He also helped lead the fight for priorities like raising the minimum wage and passing the Climate Action Now Act while working across the aisle to pass six amendments on the House floor. In the midst of the pandemic, he passed a law to protect seniors from social isolation.
A once safe, Democratic seat, redistricting has completely reshaped the landscape and shifted this district from D+16 to R+1. Fivethirtyeight gave this seat a “Lean Republican” rating, which has GOP opponents lining up for a crowded primary in July. The GOP sees MD-06 as their path to taking back the Majority, and will spend heavily to flip this seat Red in November. We need to ensure Rep. Trone has the resources needed to keep MD-06 blue.
Jared Golden ME-02
Congressman Jared Golden represents Maine’s 2nd Congressional District, which is located north of Portland and spans the whole state up to the Canadian border. Jared grew up in Leeds, Maine, and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps after 9/11, serving combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. After earning his college education through veterans education benefits, Jared served in the Maine Legislature representing Lewiston. As a state representative, Jared passed legislation to improve mental health care for veterans and first responders, stood up for working families, and fought for affordable and accessible health care. Elected to Congress in 2018, Jared has been a fierce advocate for Maine, working to expand access to affordable health care, defend protections for people with pre-existing conditions, lower prescription drug costs, and protect Social Security and Medicare. ME-02 is a true swing district: Jared beat the Republican candidate in a district that voted for Trump by 10 points in 2016 and seven points in 2020. Jared spent $5.3 million to maintain the seat in 2020 and the NRCC is out to flip it red. We must ensure Rep. Golden has the resources necessary to keep ME-02 blue.
Elissa Slotkin MI-07
Rep. Elissa Slotkin represents Michigan’s 7th Congressional District, which spans rural, suburban, and urban mid-Michigan, including the city of Lansing. Elissa is a third-generation Michigander and has dedicated her career to national service. After 9/11 she joined the CIA as a Middle East analyst, serving three tours in Iraq. She worked directly for President Bush and President Obama on the White House National Security Council and served as a senior leader at the Pentagon, where she worked on some of our nation’s toughest security challenges. Until January 2017, Elissa oversaw defense policy for Africa, the Middle East, and Europe at the Pentagon as the acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. In Congress, Elissa has worked on bringing down the cost of prescription drugs, providing opportunities for our veterans, and protecting Michigan’s environmental security. Elissa spent $7.6 million to keep this seat in 2020 and is the only sitting Democratic Member of Congress representing a congressional district that went Republican for the last three presidential races. For that reason, this seat is one of the NRCC’s top targets. We must ensure Rep. Slotkin has the resources necessary to keep MI-07 blue.
Dan Kildee MI-08
Dan Kildee represents Michigan’s 8th Congressional District. Before being elected to Congress in 2012, Dan spent decades serving his community, helping to create economic opportunities in older, industrial communities like his hometown of Flint. First elected to Congress in 2012, Dan has championed “Make it in America” policies to strengthen domestic supply chains and promote manufacturing here in America, not overseas in China. During the Flint water crisis, he brought Democrats and Republicans together to provide $170 million in federal relief to replace lead pipes and expand health care to Michigan families. He’s been a leader to clean up toxic PFAS chemicals and successfully fought a Canadian plan to bury nuclear waste near the Great Lakes. A respected and results-driven leader who gets things done, Dan has been working to lower the costs of health care premiums and prescription drugs, protect Social Security and Medicare, negotiate fair trade deals, and create a tax system that benefits working families. After Michigan lost a congressional seat due to the 2020 census and redistricting, MI-08 is a prime target for Republicans this cycle. We cannot let Republicans win this “Toss-Up” district and turn it red. We must ensure Rep. Kildee has the resources necessary to keep MI-08 blue.
Angie Craig MN-02
Congresswoman Angie Craig represents Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District, which contains all or part of six rural and suburban counties south of the Twin Cities. Growing up in a mobile home park, Angie learned what grit and determination look like watching her mom work for nearly a decade to earn her college degree. Angie worked two jobs to put herself through college, with the help of student loans, and worked her way up over 20 years in business to lead a workforce of 16,000 for a major Minnesota manufacturer. Today, she and her wife are moms to four young men. Since coming to Washington, Angie has introduced 35 pieces of legislation, four of which — including the Payment Integrity Information Act and a bill to extend the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for an additional five weeks — have been signed into law. She’s co-sponsored more than 600 bills, over two-thirds of which are bipartisan, and hosted 26 town halls in all six counties in MN-02. Angie flipped this seat from red to blue in 2018 following a rematch campaign and spent $4.7 million to keep the seat blue, winning by a narrow margin in 2020. The NRCC is going after her with all they’ve got and will spend millions to unseat her in the midterms. We must ensure Rep. Craig has the resources necessary to keep MN-02 blue.
Kathy Manning NC-06
Congresswoman Kathy Manning represents North Carolina’s 6th Congressional District. As a mom, attorney, and community leader, Kathy Manning has spent the last 30 years bringing people together to solve problems. Before being elected to Congress, Kathy championed initiatives to expand access to early childhood education, college scholarships, workforce development, and assistance to those in need. She has also worked tirelessly on major projects to revitalize downtown Greensboro and spur economic development. Kathy was the first woman to chair the Board of the Jewish Federations of North America, one of the largest charitable faith-based organizations in the world. When a chronic illness struck her daughter, Kathy experienced firsthand the frustration of confronting outrageous drug prices and the reality that having a pre-existing condition could prevent her daughter from getting insurance in the future. That’s why since being elected, Kathy has been a fierce advocate for affordable health care and prescription drug prices. She also introduced new legislation to expand access to vital health services during and after pregnancy for people with Medicaid coverage, to advance reproductive and maternal health justice, and to save lives. In 2020, Kathy ran an effective people-powered campaign and flipped NC-06. But with highly contested redistricting, she is facing a challenging landscape. She will need the resources to fight back against the GOP who is looking to turn this seat red again and will spend heavily in this district. Kathy spent $2 million in 2020 but will need much more to hold this seat in 2022. We must ensure that Rep. Manning has the resources necessary to keep NC-06 blue.
Chris Pappas NH-01
Congressman Chris Pappas represents New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District. Born and raised in Manchester, Chris is a proud product of Manchester public schools. After graduating from Harvard in 2002, he returned to his hometown of Manchester to work at his family’s restaurant, the Puritan Backroom. During his two terms as a state representative, two terms as Hillsborough County Treasurer, and a member of the New Hampshire Executive Council, he dedicated his time to deliver opportunities to families in every community. In his first term in Congress, Chris sponsored legislation to support New Hampshire’s small businesses, improve access to affordable health care, fought to get veterans the benefits they earned, combat the opioid epidemic, and protect New Hampshire’s drinking water. Chris won the seat in 2018 following the retirement of Democrat Carol Shea-Porter and became the first openly gay person to represent New Hampshire in Congress. He spent $3.1 million in 2020 and the NRCC has put Chris high on their list to defeat in the midterms. We must ensure Rep. Pappas has the resources necessary to keep NH-01 blue.
Annie Kuster NH-02
Congresswoman Annie Kuster represents New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District. Since taking office in 2012, Annie has established a record of putting aside party politics to focus on the issues that matter most to her constituents. She’s worked with members of both parties to prioritize job creation and economic opportunity and support New Hampshire veterans, women, students, and seniors. A survivor of sexual assault, Annie created the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence to ensure survivors have a voice in Congress. She is also working to address and end the opioid epidemic through the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force, which she helped establish and co-chairs. Working with Republicans and Democrats, she helped pass comprehensive VA reforms into law, to ensure New Hampshire veterans receive medical care sooner and closer to home. Despite making tangible progress for her constituents for a decade in Congress, Annie is in the fight of her career. NH-02 will be one of the most competitive races in the country after a highly contested redistricting process, which the GOP had complete control of. One map they drew was so gerrymandered, even their Republican governor tossed it out. NH-02, once a Democratic stronghold, is now barely leaning Democrat, which opened the floodgates for GOP candidates. Regardless of who wins the primary, Republicans will spend heavily to turn this seat Red. We must ensure that Rep. Kuster has the resources to keep NH-02 blue.
Andy Kim NJ-03
Congressman Andy Kim represents New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District, which is located in southern New Jersey, just outside Philadelphia. Andy has dedicated his entire career to public service. As a Rhodes Scholar and leading national security expert, he previously served at the White House, Pentagon, State Department, and in Afghanistan as strategic advisor to the Commanding General. He brings his deep experience in national security to the House Committees on Foreign Affairs and Armed Services. His servant leadership approach to public service has produced over 30 town halls in two years and one of the strongest grassroots operations in the country. In 2018, Andy flipped this seat from red to blue, and as one of only seven Democrats in the nation to represent a district Trump won twice, the NRCC has put his seat on its must-win list. Andy spent $6.9 million to hold the seat in 2020 and will need our help to keep this seat blue for the long haul. We must ensure Rep. Kim has the resources necessary to keep NJ-03 blue.
Josh Gottheimer NJ-05
Congressman Josh Gottheimer represents New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District. Josh is the first Democrat in 84 years to hold this seat. While in high school, Josh applied to be a Senate page, his first step in a career in public service that included serving as one of the youngest presidential speechwriters in White House history. Josh went on to take a position as a Senior Advisor to the Chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, paid his way through Harvard Law School, and served as Senior Counselor to the Federal Communications Commission Chairman (FCC). He has also worked at the Ford Motor Company and Microsoft. Since his election in 2016, Josh has distinguished himself as a bipartisan leader in Congress and was elected Co-Chair of the Problem Solvers Caucus — a group of 29 Democrats and 29 Republicans committed to finding solutions to our nation’s toughest challenges. The nonpartisan Lugar Center named Josh the most bipartisan Democratic Member of Congress for the 116th Congress. Josh sits on the House Financial Services and Homeland Security Committees. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recognized Josh’s work with their first Jefferson-Hamilton Bipartisanship Award and the Spirit of Enterprise award. Josh’s campaign spent more than $3.5 million to protect his seat last election cycle. Even with new lines from 2020 redistricting, NJ-05 remains a competitive district. Three Republican challengers have tossed their hat into the race, including one who has spread election fraud lies and extremist misinformation. This is a district we cannot let the GOP flip. We must ensure Rep. Gottheimer has the resources necessary to keep NJ-05 blue.
Tom Malinowski NJ-07
Congressman Tom Malinowski represents New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District, which is located in the north central portion of the state. Born in Poland, Tom came with his mother to America at the age of six, seeking refuge from communism and the Cold War, and they settled in central New Jersey. After college, he became a Rhodes Scholar and eventually served on President Clinton’s National Security Council, where he focused on strengthening NATO and ending the wars in the Balkans. In 2014, President Obama appointed Tom to serve as the Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. In this role, he earned national acclaim for standing up to dictators like Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un for their human rights abuses and for blowing the whistle on Russian meddling in U.S. elections. Since being elected to Congress, Tom has been working to restore New Jersey’s state and local tax deduction, fund and begin construction on the Portal North Bridge and Gateway Tunnel, and fight for affordable health care, gun safety, and the environment. He flipped this seat from red to blue in 2018 and spent $7.5 million in 2020 to keep it. The NRCC is already targeting this district in the midterms. We must ensure Rep. Malinowski has the resources necessary to keep NJ-07 blue.
Mikie Sherrill NJ-11
Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill represents New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District, which is a suburban district in northern New Jersey. Mikie is a Naval Academy graduate, pilot and former federal prosecutor. As a Sea King Helicopter pilot, Mikie flew missions throughout Europe and the Middle East. She worked on the Battle Watch Floor in the European Theater during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Mikie later joined the U.S. Attorney’s office, where she took on violent and white-collar criminals and developed programs to help prevent crime in the community. Mikie won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018. As a mother raising four children in New Jersey, she is a strong voice in Congress for New Jersey’s families. She has authored 11 pieces of bipartisan legislation to fight the state and local tax (SALT) deduction cap, improve health care, strengthen national security, and protect academic institutions from foreign espionage. Four of her bipartisan bills have been signed into law. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee, Education and Labor Committee, the Science, Space, and Technology Committee, and is the Chairwoman of the Science Committee’s Environment Subcommittee. Mikie spent $3.8 million to hold her seat in 2020 and the NRCC is targeting her for defeat in the midterms. We must ensure that Rep. Sherrill has the resources necessary to keep NJ-11 blue.
Teresa Leger Fernandez NM-03
Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernandez represents New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District. She is the first woman and first Latina to represent her U.S. House district. Teresa grew up in a large family in rural New Mexico and is the daughter of bilingual education pioneers. Her education began in Head Start, and she eventually went on to graduate from Yale and then Stanford Law School. As an attorney and advocate, she has worked the last 30 years to advance voting rights, promote tribal sovereignty, build affordable housing, protect New Mexico’s acequias, and has secured nearly a billion dollars in funding to help build schools, rural health clinics, broadband, businesses, and critical infrastructure. As a Clinton White House Fellow and Obama presidential appointee, she knows the importance of marshaling smart federal policy on behalf of local communities and the country. In Congress, she is proud to serve as chair of the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples and on the House Natural Resources Committee. While NM-03 has been solid blue for two decades, redistricting has folded more conservative areas into the district. Teresa spent $2.1 million to win in 2020 against an opponent who campaigned on anti-abortion and pro-gun rights issues. Republicans aren’t giving up and see this newly-drawn seat as a top pick-up opportunity for them. Teresa will need more resources than ever before to win as the GOP will be relentless in their determination to flip this seat. We must ensure that Rep. Leger Fernandez has the resources necessary to keep NM-03 blue.
Dina Titus NV-01
Congresswoman Dina Titus represents Nevada’s 1st Congressional District. Dina is also the Dean of Nevada’s Congressional delegation. Prior to that, Dina served as a state senator for 20 years and was a professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for 34 years. A life-long progressive champion, she is a voice we can count on when it comes to protecting children, seniors, immigrants, and people with disabilities. She is a founding member of the Medicare for All Caucus and a co-founding member of the Labor Caucus. She’s also a vocal advocate for the environment — she has pushed for renewable energy development and sustainable communities and introduced Nevada’s first renewable portfolio standard while in the state legislature. During the Trump Administration, she fought tooth and nail to protect immigrant communities. And since the Las Vegas shooting, Dina has been one of the leading voices in Congress for meaningful action to reduce gun violence. She’s also working to build infrastructure that supports a 21st century economy. It’s no wonder she has been re-elected and served six terms in Congress. But once a safe blue seat, redistricting following the 2020 census has shifted this district and registered Democrats now only have a single-digit margin over registered Republicans. The GOP will spend millions in this expensive media market to turn this district red. Dina is facing a tough fight and we’ll need to have her back in what will be an expensive and close race. We must ensure Rep. Titus has the resources necessary to keep NV-01 blue.
Susie Lee NV-03
Congresswoman Susie Lee represents Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District, located in the area south of Las Vegas, including Henderson and unincorporated Clark County. Prior to her election, Susie worked as a non-profit leader and education advocate. She founded several non-profits in Las Vegas, including the After-School All-Stars, an organization that provides Nevada children with after-school activities and enrichment programs. In Congress, Susie has championed commonsense, bipartisan leadership that delivers results on critical issues like affordable health care, funding for public education, and support for our nation’s veterans. This seat was an important Democratic hold in 2018 following Democratic incumbent Congresswoman Jacky Rosen’s run for U.S. Senate. And in 2020 Susie spent $4.8 million to keep it blue. The NRCC has named her to their top target list for the midterms and she’ll need to build another successful campaign. We must ensure Rep. Lee has the resources necessary to keep NV-03 blue.
Steven Horsford NV-04
Congressman Steven Horsford represents Nevada’s 4th Congressional District, which is located in the central part of the state and includes most of Clark County. Born and raised in Nevada, Steven has been fighting for working families his entire career. He led the state’s largest career training program helping thousands of workers find good jobs, and made history as Nevada’s first African American Senate Majority Leader. There, he worked across party lines to pass landmark legislation to create clean energy jobs and solve the worst budget crisis in state history. In 2012, Steven ran and won this newly created congressional seat and fought for legislation that protected seniors, veterans, and women. He left Congress in 2014 and ran again in 2018. Spending $3.1 million to hold this district in 2020, the NRCC has it high on their list to take back. We must ensure Rep. Horsford has the necessary resources to keep NV-04 blue.
Marcy Kaptur OH-09
Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur represents Ohio’s 9th Congressional District on the southern coast of the Great Lakes. A Toledo native who lives in the same home in which she grew up, her Ohio roots run deep. Her father operated their family-run grocery while her mother worked on the line at the Champion Spark Plug factory and on its first UAW organizing committee. The first in her family to graduate high school and college on scholarship, Kaptur took B.A. and M.A. degrees from the Universities of Wisconsin and Michigan and worked across the U.S. as an urban and regional planner in struggling communities before serving as an urban policy advisor to President Jimmy Carter. Later, while at MIT pursuing a Ph.D. in urban planning and development, she was recruited by local Democrats in Ohio to run against the incumbent Republican. Though outspent 3-1, she defeated him in an upset that attracted national attention; Marcy is now the longest-serving woman in House history. As the first woman to chair the Energy and Water Subcommittee of Appropriations she uses her senior rank to rebuild the economic strength of her region and nation. She advocates for America’s homegrown strength and is a passionate voice for workers, seniors, health care, small businesses, and for veterans and the U.S. military, including as the author of legislation that created the National World War II Memorial. But all her hard work hangs in the balance as the GOP-controlled 2020 redistricting process shifted much of OH-09 into Republican counties. A reliable working-class blue seat for decades, OH-09 is now a highly competitive district. Four radical Republican candidates are vying to oust Marcy. The GOP will stop at nothing to flip this seat red and advance their dangerous agenda. Outside money is pouring in. We must ensure Rep. Kaptur has the resources necessary to keep OH-09 blue.
Chrissy Houlahan PA-06
Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan represents Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District. Chrissy was the first woman ever to be elected to PA-06. Chrissy earned an ROTC scholarship to attend Stanford, where she earned her engineering degree and went on to serve in the U.S. Air Force. As a captain in the Air Force, and later a successful entrepreneur and educator, Chrissy is a proven leader. In 2017, horrified by Donald Trump’s victory, she ran for Congress and leveraged her expertise to flip PA-06 from red to blue for the first time since the Civil War. During her first term, she was one of the most productive members of her class, getting nine of her legislative initiatives signed into law. Because of her efforts, small businesses had an easier time getting their PPP loans forgiven, veterans experiencing a mental health crisis had more options for treatment, our nation’s rare earths supply is a little more secure, federal workers now receive 12 weeks of paid parental leave, and federal law enforcement individuals deployed to a civil disturbance must now be clearly identifiable by agency and name. More recently, Chrissy started a working group to tackle inflation and help advance policy solutions that will lower costs for American families. She is the recipient of the Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award, presented by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle for supporting bipartisan legislation that is important to the business community. A true champion for everyone in her district, Chrissy is a top target of the GOP. While she spent $1.4 million to keep this seat in 2020, redistricting has made it more competitive and more expensive, and the GOP is desperate to flip it. Five Republicans have already announced their candidacies, who in the aggregate have injected nearly $1 million of their personal money into the race and are already raking in cash. We must ensure Rep. Houlahan has the resources necessary to keep PA-06 blue.
Susan Wild PA-07
Congresswoman Susan Wild represents Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District. Prior to redistricting, the district included Lehigh and Northampton Counties, and the southern portion of Monroe County. The new map removes the solidly blue town of East Stroudsburg (Monroe) and absorbs Republican-leaning Carbon County, moving it from a Biden +5 to a Biden +0.6 district. Before running for Congress, Rep. Wild built a well-respected and recognized legal practice and became the first female Solicitor of the City of Allentown, a position in which she shepherded in a new era of accountability and transparency. In 2018, Rep. Wild flipped the seat from red to blue, becoming the first woman ever to represent the Lehigh Valley in Congress and the only Jewish federally elected Pennsylvania official. Since coming to Washington, Rep. Wild has become a proven consensus builder and has become a leader in mental health issues and lowering drug costs. She has also worked across the aisle to fund critical, life-sustaining programs like Meals on Wheels and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. In 2020, Rep. Wild spent $4.6 million to hold this seat, narrowly winning re-election by 3.8 points while withstanding a windfall of negative spending and campaigning by the GOP and a self-funding opponent who poured nearly $3 million dollars of her own money into the race. The NRCC has made her a top target for defeat in the historically challenging midterms. We need to ensure Rep. Wild has the resources to hold this seat.
Matt Cartwright PA-08
Congressman Matt Cartwright represents Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District, which is located in the northeastern region of the state. Since taking office in 2013, Matt has introduced more legislation supported by both Democrats and Republicans than any other House Democrat. In 2019, the Center for Effective Lawmaking named him one of the most effective members of the U.S. House for his record of advancing real solutions to the biggest issues our nation faces. In the past few years, Matt has gotten bills signed into law that protect low-income veterans from being scammed out of their hard-earned benefits, prevent government officials from using taxpayer dollars on personal expenses, safeguard the rights of child pornography victims, and assist public schools in becoming more energy efficient. As an Appropriations Committee “Cardinal” — i.e. Chairman of the Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Subcommittee — Matt played a pivotal role in crafting several coronavirus relief measures to continue to help workers, families, and small businesses amid this ongoing public health and economic crisis. Matt spent $4.3 million to hold his seat in 2020 and the NRCC has named him to their list for defeat in the midterms. We must ensure Rep. Cartwright has the resources necessary to keep PA-08 blue.
Elaine Luria VA-02
Congresswoman Elaine Luria represents Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District, which includes Virginia Beach, the entire Eastern Shore, York County, Poquoson, James City County, Williamsburg, and portions of the cities of Norfolk and Hampton. Elaine attended the U.S. Naval Academy and served for 20 years. She was deployed six times to the Middle East and Western Pacific as a nuclear-trained Surface Warfare Officer who commanded a combat-ready unit of 400 sailors at the end of her naval career. Elaine was one of the first women in the Navy’s nuclear power program and among the first women to serve the entirety of her career on combatant ships. When she retired from the Navy she decided to run for office to keep serving her country and community. She took on an entrenched GOP incumbent and flipped this seat from red to blue in 2018. While in Congress, she’s sponsored legislation to protect Virginia’s coast, prevent the GOP from unfairly taxing fallen soldiers’ families, prevent voter suppression, safeguard our service members, veterans, and their families, and so much more. Elaine spent $6.5 million to hold this seat in 2020 and the NRCC will spend unlimited sums to take this seat back in the midterms. We must ensure Rep. Luria has the resources necessary to keep VA-02 blue.
Abigail Spanberger VA-07
Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger represents Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, which spans a swath of Central Virginia from Culpeper in the north to Nottoway in the south, including ten counties in total and encompassing suburbs in parts of Henrico and Chesterfield to the west of Richmond. She began her career of public service as a federal law enforcement officer working narcotics and money laundering cases with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. She then joined the CIA as a case officer. She traveled and lived abroad collecting intelligence, managing assets, and overseeing high-profile programs in service to the United States. In 2014, when she saw partisan politics threatening the country she dedicated her life to protect, Abigail decided to run for Congress. In 2018, she became the first Democrat since 1968 to be elected to represent Virginia’s 7th Congressional District. In the U.S. House, Abigail serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Agriculture Committee and chairs the Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee. Her top priorities include fighting the pandemic and the resulting economic crisis through vaccines and support to businesses and families, strengthening our country’s national security, lowering prescription drug prices, protecting access to health care, and expanding broadband internet access so that rural communities can fully participate in today’s economy. She spent $8 million to hold this seat in a district that voted for Trump. After her narrow victory, the NRCC is going after her in the midterms. We must ensure Rep. Spanberger has the resources necessary to keep VA-07 blue.
Jennifer Wexton VA-10
Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton represents Virginia’s 10th Congressional District. For two decades, Jennifer has been serving the people of Virginia as a prosecutor and advocate for abused children. During her time in the state Senate, Jennifer found bipartisan support for her legislation to make children safer, combat the heroin and opioid epidemic, increase access to affordable health care, improve education, ease traffic congestion, and bring more businesses to northern Virginia. Jennifer won this highly competitive congressional district in the historic 2018 midterms, spending $6 million to do so, and held this seat in 2020. In Congress, Jennifer introduced 17 pieces of legislation in her first term, passing four bipartisan bills through the House, with her Retirement Protection Act being signed into law as a part of the CARES Act coronavirus response. VA-10 will likely be more competitive than ever following Virginia redistricting. After the GOP’s upset gubernatorial victory in Virginia last November, national Republicans added this seat to the top of their target list. The current GOP frontrunner promoted Trump’s Big Lie and supported blocking the electoral college vote. Our country cannot afford to lose this seat to another extremist Trump Republican. This race will be incredibly expensive. We must ensure Rep. Wexton has the resources necessary to keep VA-10 blue.
Kim Schrier WA-08
Congresswoman Kim Schrier represents Washington’s 8th Congressional District, which stretches from the exurban communities east of Seattle and Tacoma, across the Cascade Mountains, and into the rural, agricultural communities of central Washington. Prior to her election, Kim spent her career as a pediatrician serving thousands of families and was compelled to run for office after Trump’s election in 2016 when her Representative voted to take away health insurance from her patients and their families. The daughter of an elementary school teacher and the product of public schools, she is committed to ensuring all our children have the chance to succeed in a middle class centered economy that works for everyone. In 2018, she flipped this seat from red to blue for the first time ever in one of the most expensive races in the country and spent $3.8 million on her 2020 campaign. As the first pediatrician and only pro-choice woman doctor in Congress, Kim brings a vital missing voice as Congress debates reproductive rights, children’s health, and affordable health care and prescription drugs. She is also passionate about conservation and transitioning to a clean energy economy, so our children have clean air and water and our communities are protected from the impacts of climate change. The NRCC wants this seat back and will spend heavily to win. We must ensure Rep. Schrier has the resources necessary to keep WA-08 blue.