The Hill: “There’s growing angst among Republicans that the party’s House majority could be at risk in 2014 if the deep GOP divisions that emerged during the recent “fiscal cliff” negotiations persist in looming negotiations over a slew of budgetary issues.”
But Politico asks: “Which Republicans can really be unseated? The problem: Republicans used the once-a-decade redistricting process to shore up many of their members, leaving Democrats with few ripe GOP targets. Only four Republican incumbents are in seats that tilt toward Democrats — a fraction of the 17 seats Democrats need to net in order to seize the majority. In fact, there’s reason to believe that the 2014 playing field favors Republicans: There are 15 Democrats representing GOP-leaning districts, so Democrats will need to invest heavily just to maintain their current membership in the House.”
Here’s the NRCC’s top-seven targets.
Politico notes how Democratic 2016 hopefuls are using guns as their principal issue.
CNN reports that Rick Santorum will address the CPAC confab in March.
Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) may be considering challenging Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) for the Senate.
Democratic Rep. Bill Pascrell on Cory Booker’s efforts to get into the Senate race for the seat currently held by Frank Lautenberg: “My friend Frank Lautenberg is a dog. I mean he ain’t gonna lay down for anybody. He will make the right decision when it comes time, so I’m confident in the process. I’m confident in our bench and we’ll see what happens.”
Here’s a headline: “Kucinich Joins Fox News.” Ex-Congressman Dennis Kucinich is now a Fox news contributor.