House Democrats are stepping on the gas, with plans to target over 100 Republican-held congressional districts in the November midterm elections.
The plans from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) would expand the number of battleground districts to the largest amount in at least a decade.
The districts Democrats plan to target will be in states including South Carolina, Wisconsin and Texas.
“They should do some re-evaluating,” Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the chairman of the DCCC, said of Republicans’ confidence about the midterms, according to NBC News.
Polling conducted by the DCCC has shown potential for Democrats, the network reported.
Last year, House Democrats announced they were expanding the number of GOP-held districts they planned to target to 91.
Democrats need a net gain of 24 seats to win back the House.
The news comes as Republicans are feeling better about their prospects in the midterm elections, buoyed by recent polls that show their numbers improving.
Earlier this month, President Trump touted the shift in public sentiment reflected in the recent polls during a joint Senate-House Republican retreat in West Virginia.
“I just looked at some numbers. You’ve even done better than you thought, I think,” Trump told GOP lawmakers at their retreat last week.
Meanwhile, the economy remains strong and Republicans’ multimillion dollar efforts to sell their tax cut plan and tie it to economic gains appears to have paid some dividends.
The open question is whether the Democrats can recover from being exposed as the party that puts America-last and illegal aliens first in their bid of winning the 24 seats they need to flip the House.
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
February 8th, 2018