National Republican Congressional Committee
|National Republican Congressional Committee|
The committee was founded in 1866. According to the NRCC website, the committee:
"...supports the election of Republicans to the House through direct financial contributions to candidates and Republican Party organizations; technical and research assistance to Republican candidates and Party organizations; voter registration, education and turnout programs; and other Party-building activities."
The NRCC is governed by its chairman, Rep. Greg Walden (OR-2), and an executive committee elected by Republican members of the U.S. House. The committee's daily operations are overseen by its executive director, Liesl Hickey.
The NRCC circulated a petition directed at House Democrats to reaffirm their commitment to the Affordable Care Act. The controversial act was expected to impact the 2014 mid-term elections. The petition was meant to draw negative attention to the Democrats that voted for and continue to support the act. It read, "I have been a strong and consistent supporter of ObamaCare," the petition begins. "The law may be incredibly unpopular as people in my district are kicked off their health care plans and watch as their premiums and costs skyrocket, but I still support this law — and commit that I will continue to support it through Election Day."
The Patriot Program was designed to help raise money and assist vulnerable incumbents who sought re-election.
The following table displays the current members of the Patriot Program.
The following Democratic incumbents were targeted by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) in 2014.
|National Republican Congressional Committee, Targeted incumbents|
|District||Targeted incumbent||November 4 Results|
|Arizona's 1st District||Ann Kirkpatrick||Ann Kirkpatrick|
|Arizona's 2nd District||Ron Barber||Pending|
|Georgia's 12th District||John Barrow||Rick Allen|
|Minnesota's 7th District||Collin Peterson||Collin Peterson|
|North Carolina's 7th District||Mike McIntyre||David Rouzer|
|Utah's 4th District||Jim Matheson||Mia Love|
|West Virginia's 3rd District||Nick Rahall||Evan Jenkins|
The NRCC's Patriot Program highlighted incumbent House Republicans in an effort to increase their majority in 2012. The following races and candidates were sponsored by the program.
- Successful (Republican won): 18/33 (54.5%)
- Unsuccessful (Democrat won): 15/33 (45.5%)
The NRCC's Young Gun program highlighted Republican challengers running for the U.S. House in 2012. These candidates represented the GOP's best chances to pick up seats in the general election.
- Successful (Republican won): 13/42(31.0%)
- Unsuccessful (Democrat won): 29/42 (69.0%)
In October 2012, the NRCC launched 16 new ads for a total spending of more than $6 million. The purchases were in the following districts:
- California's 7th District: $560,000 in the Sacramento media market for a week, attacking physician Ami Bera (D), who is taking on incumbent Dan Lungren (R)
- California's 9th District: $560,000 in the Sacramento media market for a week, attacking incumbent Jerry McNerney (D), who faces recent law school graduate Ricky Gill (R)
- California's 24th District: $115,000 in the Santa Barbara media market for a week, attacking incumbent Lois Capps (D), who faces former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado (R)
- California's 52nd District: $400,000 in the Santa Diego media market for a week, attacking San Diego Port Commissioner Scott Peters, who is taking on incumbent Brian Bilbray (R)
- Colorado's 7th District: $560,000 in the Denver media market for a week, attacking state incumbent Joe Miklosi (D), who is taking on incumbent Mike Coffman (Colorado) (R)
- Georgia's 12th District: $192,000 in the Savannah and Augusta media markets for a week, attacking incumbent John Barrow (D), who faces state incumbent Lee Anderson (R)
- Illinois' 11th District: $900,000 in the Chicago media market over two weeks, attacking former representative Bill Foster (D), who is taking on incumbent Judy Biggert (R)
- Michigan's 1st District: $144,000 in the Marquette and Traverse City media markets for a week, attacking former state incumbent Gary McDowell (D), who is taking on freshman incumbent Dan Benishek (R)
- Minnesota's 8th District: $426,000 in the Minneapolis media market over two weeks, attacking former representative Rick Nolan (D), who is taking on freshman incumbent Chip Cravaack (R)
- Nevada's 3rd District: $426,000 in the Las Vegas media market over two weeks, attacking state Speaker John Oceguera (D), who is taking on freshman incumbent Joe Heck (R)
- New York's 19th District: $326,000 in the Albany media market over two weeks, attacking attorney Julian Schreibman (D), who is taking on freshman incumbent Chris Gibson (R)
- Ohio's 6th District: $231,000 in the Youngstown and Wheeling, W.V. media markets for a week, attacking former representative Charlie Wilson (D), who is taking on freshman incumbent Bill Johnson (R)
- Ohio's 16th District: $517,000 in the Cleveland media market for a week, attacking incumbent Betty Sutton (D), who faces freshman incumbent Jim Renacci in an incumbent vs. incumbent battle
- Texas' 23rd District: $315,000 in the San Antonio media market for a week, attacking state incumbent Pete Gallego (D), who is taking on freshman incumbent Francisco "Quico" Canseco (R)
- Utah's 4th District: $250,000 in the Salt Lake City media market for a week, attacking incumbent Jim Matheson (D), who faces Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love
- Wisconsin's 7th District: $550,000 in the Minneapolis, Minn., and Wausau, Wis., media markets, attacking former state Senate President Pro Tem Pat Kreitlow (D), who is taking on freshman incumbent Sean Duffy
In July, the NRCC reported it had raised $86,668,087 and spent $55,447,766, leaving $33,758,622 cash on hand.
The NRCC spent $66,599,922 on independent expenditures supporting Republican candidates or opposing Democratic ones.
|Top 10 largest NRCC expenditures in 2012|
The top five donors to the NRCC in the 2012 election cycle were:
|Top 5 Donors to NRCC, 2012|
|Friends of John Boehner||$11,951,236|
|Friends of Jeb Hensarling||$1,512,000|
|Kevin Mccarthy for Congress||$1,175,277|
|Dave Camp for Congress 2006||$791,190|
|Roskam For Congress||$772,400|
The top five industries that donated to the NRCC during the 2012 election cycle were:
|Top 5 Donors to NRCC, 2012|
|Securities & Investment||$9,897,148|
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- NRCC "About," accessed July 14, 2012 (dead link)
- NRCC, "About," accessed December 3, 2013
- The Hill, "NRCC presses Dems to run on ObamaCare," accessed January 6, 2014
- The Washington Post, "11 House Republicans named to incumbent-protection program," April 22, 2013
- Sunlight Foundation, "Outside spenders' return on investment," November 9, 2012
- NRCC "Patriot Program 2012"
- NRCC "Young Guns 2012"
- Roll Call, "NRCC Launches More Than $6 Million Worth of Ads," October 14, 2012
- Open Secrets, "Total Raised," accessed July 14, 2012
- Open Secrets, "National Republican Congressional Cmte: Independent Expenditures," accessed December 3, 2013
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- Open Secrets, "National Republican Congressional Cmte: Top Contributors," accessed December 3, 2013
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