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New Democrats’ PAC Adds 12 Challengers to Candidate Watch List
Moderate Democratic group is stepping into races earlier this cycle

Harley Rouda is one of two Democratic challengers to GOP Rep. Dana Rohrabacher that the NewDemPAC is adding to its candidate watch list. (Thomas McKinless/CQ Roll Call File Photo).

The political arm of the moderate New Democrat Coalition is adding 12 House challengers to its list of candidates to watch in 2018. 

NewDemPAC’s recognition comes with a $1,000 contribution this quarter and guidance about messaging and strategy. The watch list is a way for the group to get involved in races earlier than it previously has. Last cycle, the PAC contributed about $1 million to federal candidates and it expects to give out at least that much this cycle. 

Democrat Brad Ashford Falls in Nebraska’s 2nd District
Seat was seen as rare pickup opportunity for Republicans this cycle

Don Bacon is the projected winner for the House seat representing the Omaha area. (Thomas McKinless/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Nebraska Democratic Rep. Brad Ashford has lost his re-election bid.

He was one of just three Democratic incumbents that Republicans were believed to have a chance of knocking off this year, and The Associated Press projected Wednesday morning that Republican challenger Don Bacon has done just that, picking up the Cornhusker State’s 2nd District seat in the House.

NRCC Makes Democratic Candidates 'Nasty'
Facebook videos experiment with a different style

(NRCC Facebook)

Is your Facebook news feed full of “Tasty” videos showing you new recipes? Look out for “Nasty Cooking” videos showing you not only recipes, but gross ones paired with whom you should vote for.

The National Republican Congressional Committee rolled out Nasty Cooking on Facebook last week to poke fun at Democrats running for Congress.