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House Republican Recruitment Continues . . .

The National Republican Congressional Committee sends along a status report:

The NRCC has recruits in 36 of the 43 DCCC Frontline districts.
Of the 435 congressional districts, Republicans are currently running in 298 (69%).
There are 51 GOP challengers with more than $100K cash-on-hand today.
12 of the 13 Democrats who voted in favor of Cap-and-Trade – and, as a result, found themselves with a credible Republican challenger – responded by opposing the House healthcare bill.
Cook Political Report lists 77 Democrat seats as potentially competitive, with only 26 GOP seats in the same category.

I believe this total does not include Bill Flores – a Texas A&M alum, who’s been a generous donor to the university – who confirmed Tuesday that he’s jumping in the crowded Republican primary for the 17th congressional district seat, against Chet Edwards. There are roughly 500,000 reasons to think Flores can give Edwards his toughest run in years – that’s the amount of his own money he’s indicated he’s willing to put into the

race . . .

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