House GOP Adds 9 Vulnerable Incumbents to Patriot Program
The National Republican Congressional Committee will announce Monday that it has added nine members to its vulnerable incumbent program for the 2014 cycle, according to information provided exclusively to CQ Roll Call.
The Patriot program provides fundraising and communications support to incumbents who meet certain NRCC benchmarks in their re-election campaigns. The nine Patriot program additions join 11 House Republicans whom the NRCC already deemed vulnerable.
This time, the most notable addition is Rep. Gary G. Miller of California, who represents the most Democratic district represented by a Republican in the country. Miller, a top Democratic target in 2014, joined the Patriot program after posting a respectable $238,000 haul in the second quarter — up from the meager $78,000 he raised in the first three months of the year.
The eight other new members are:
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