House Republicans target 6 congressional races in California

Feb 18, 2015 1:58 PM by News Staff

WASHINGTON (AP) - The campaign committee for House Republicans says it will target 19 Democratic-held congressional districts in the 2016 elections - about a third of them in California.

Republicans hold a 245-188 majority in the House, their largest since the Truman administration. There are two vacancies.

As they seek to increase their majority, the GOP is looking to largely Democratic-friendly states such as California and New York for potential gains.

Republicans struggled last year in California. However, several of the races were extremely close, and Republicans hope to pick off a seat or two in 2016. GOP officials say better recruiting and use of polling and other data can help them make inroads.

None of the incumbents targeted in California got more than 54 percent of the vote in 2014.

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