The Campaign Spot

Marlon Brando Could Have Been a Contender, Too

The campaign of Elizabeth Emken sends along word that she’s achieved the status of “on the radar” on the National Republican Congressional Committee’s list of candidates.

The NRCC has various tiers for their challengers: “young guns,” “contender,” and ‘on the radar,” with each level achieved by the candidate’s campaign meeting certain goals in fundraising, events, media exposure, etc.

Among the new “contenders”:

Jonathan Paton (AZ-08)

Scott Tipton (CO-03)

Jim Gibbons (IA-03)

Jackie Walorski (IN-02)

Larry Bucshon (IN-08)

Brian Rooney (MI-07)

Rick Berg (ND-AL)

Joe Heck (NV-03)

Richard Hanna (NY-24)

Tom Reed (NY-29)

Tom Ganley (OH-13)

Scott Bruun (OR-05)

Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-08)

Lou Barletta (PA-11)

Morgan Griffith (VA-09)

David McKinley (WV-01)

And here are the 40 candidates who have qualified for “on the radar” status, the third-tier category.

Rick Crawford (AR-01)

David Schweikert (AZ-05)

Jim Ward (AZ-05)

Brad Goehring (CA-11)

David Harmer (CA-11)

Elizabeth Emken (CA-11)

Tom Herrmann (CT-04)

Steve Southerland (FL-02)

Bruce O’Donoghue (FL-08)

Rob Gettemy (IA-02)

Bobby Schilling (IL-17)

Mike Sodrel (IN-09)

Kevin Yoder (KS-03)

Jeff Reetz (KY-03)

Jon Golnik (MA-05)

Jeff Perry (MA-10)

Paul Welday (MI-09)

Steven Palazzo (MS-04)

Ilario Pantano (NC-07)

Hal Jordan (NC-08)

Harold Johnson (NC-08)

Jeff Miller (NC-11)

Charlie Bass (NH-02)

Jon Runyan (NJ-03)

Scott Sipprelle (NJ-12)

Chris Cox (NY-01)

Chris Gibson (NY-20)

Doug Hoffman (NY-23)

Matt Doheny (NY-23)

Ann Marie Buerkle (NY-25)

Mike Kelly (PA-03)

Paul Huber (PA-03),

Tom Marino (PA-10)

Dave Argall (PA-17)

Bert Mizusawa (VA-02)

Pat Herrity (VA-11)

John Koster (WA-02)

Jaime Herrera (WA-03)

Marc Trager (WI-08)

Spike Maynard (WV-03).


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