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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:19 PM

House Democrats to target 48 GOP seats in 2014

As it tries again in 2014 to win back control of the House of Representatives, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee says it's got its eyes on 48 Republican-held seats.

"We need 17 seats to pick up the House. So we begin with an early universe of 30 districts where the incumbent got less than 10% and an additional 18 districts that we think can perform better in an off year than an on year," DCCC Chairman Steve Israel told reporters Thursday.

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Israel said the DCCC has completed an initial review of what they did right and wrong in the 2012 cycle. While he wouldn't give specifics, Israel said strong recruitment is crucial.

"We've studied what we can do better. Now we are incorporating that into moving forward. The key issue here is that it all starts with recruiting," he said. "The reason we picked up seats in 2012 is because we aggressively began recruiting in 2010."

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/12/13/house-democrats-to-target-48-gop-seats-in-2014/

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Reply House Democrats to target 48 GOP seats in 2014 (Original post)
cal04 Dec 2012 OP
DCKit Dec 2012 #1
Bok_Tukalo Dec 2012 #3
1StrongBlackMan Dec 2012 #5
DCKit Dec 2012 #6
1StrongBlackMan Dec 2012 #7
LiberalAndProud Dec 2012 #2
1StrongBlackMan Dec 2012 #4
dsc Dec 2012 #8
SoCalDem Dec 2012 #9
Cha Dec 2012 #10
loyalkydem Dec 2012 #11
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #12
BainsBane Dec 2012 #13
bluestate10 Dec 2012 #15
bluestate10 Dec 2012 #14
GatorLarry Dec 2012 #16
2Design Dec 2012 #17
DhhD Dec 2012 #18
DhhD Dec 2012 #19
Iliyah Dec 2012 #20
SoapBox Dec 2012 #21
donco Dec 2012 #22

Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:21 PM

1. The man knows when to stop talking.

 

The Republics are going to go nuts trying to figure out which 48 he's talking about.

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Response to DCKit (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:24 PM

3. He already revealed 30 of them off the bat

<POE>

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Response to Bok_Tukalo (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:29 PM

5. Yup ...

I'm pretty certain there is one gop political strategist that can figure on the districts that the gop incumbant won by 10% of less; and I equally sure, there's one out there that can figure out those districts that the Democrats fielded a weak candidate.

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Response to Bok_Tukalo (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:29 PM

6. Yeah, but think of the time and money they're going to spend ferreting out the rest.

 

They're not exactly the smartest bunch of coconuts on the island.

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Response to DCKit (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:33 PM

7. He gave them 30 ...

we need 17, they don't need to figure out the other 18.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:23 PM

2. K&R

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:26 PM

4. Errrr, Steve ...

It's not a good idea to open your playbook to the opposing team.

We need 17 seats to pick up the House. So we begin with an early universe of 30 districts where the incumbent got less than 10% and an additional 18 districts that we think can perform better in an off year than an on year," DCCC Chairman Steve Israel told reporters Thursday.


"We know their defense gives up yards through the air ... particularly, on double moves to the outside with a trailer; so we're gonna air it out!"

Dude, I know your future worth is based on your recognition so media exposure is important; but come on.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:07 PM

8. If their professionals don't know that we are going to

a) target seats we lost by a small number of points and b) target seats we tend to do better in off year elections then their professionals would truely suck.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:11 PM

9. Exactly.. We Dems suffer from "We're-a-gonna" syndrome

Republicans go into their "quiet rooms", lay out their strategies and then implement them.

Stealth works.. I wish our leaders would STFU and just do it.. tell us after the fact, or better yet, let us watch as it unfolds like a rose before our eyes

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:18 PM

10. Thanks cal.. we can do this!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:56 PM

11. We need to get them on the state level too

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:05 PM

12. I say we get all the people from the Obama election team on it...

They won't know what hit them!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:05 PM

13. When is McCain up for relection

The asswipe needs to go.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:08 PM

15. 2016. nt

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:08 PM

14. I like the way Israel thinks. Very much a strategic thinker. nt

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:21 PM

16. This is great!

He's already scared to death at least 30 Republicans that will be thinking more about themselves than Boner or his sidekick when they try to hold them in lock-step. The other "18" are anybody's guess . . . so that will probably translate to another 25 or so. LOL!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:25 PM

17. no seat should go unopposed - no matter what - they give them away

I can remember not having a dem to vote

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:35 PM

18. GOP voting record needs to be viral.

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Response to DhhD (Reply #18)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:36 PM

19. It is like a report card every six weeks.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:37 PM

20. The rate the GOPpers are going

even their own redistricting areas will either not vote or vote them out and either way, hopefully it will be a total defeat for GOPpers.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:50 PM

21. Just Do It!

GOTV 2014 & 2016!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 08:11 PM

22. Give em smoke

and mirrors to throw koch and Karl's money at.

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