monica vernon

The 10 Most Vulnerable House Members
GOP Freshmen in Democratic-leaning districts face daunting re-elections

Iowa Rep. Rod Blum tops Roll Call's most vulnerable list. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Freshman Republicans who won in 2014 dominate Roll Call's Top 10 List of House incumbents most likely to lose in November.

Elected in low-turnout midterms, they're now on the defensive in districts that often vote Democratic in presidential years.

Ghost of Boehner Haunts Blum in Iowa
Vulnerable member looks for more from establishment GOP after slighting then-speaker in vote

Rod Blum will face Democrat Monica Vernon in November. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Sitting in a district that President Barack Obama twice carried by double digits, Iowa Rep. Rod Blum may be the most vulnerable Republican incumbent this year.  

He's facing Democrat Monica Vernon, who won the Democratic primary in Iowa's 1st District Tuesday night . The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report/Roll Call rates the seat Tilts Democratic .   

Democrats Set to Take on Vulnerable Iowa Republicans
Monica Vernon and Jim Mowrer Win Democratic House nods

Monica Vernon won the Democratic nod in Iowa's 1st District and will face off against GOP Rep. Rod Blum. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Democrats need to win two competitive seats in Iowa to hope to make a dent in their 30-seat deficit in the House.   

And they now have their candidates. In Iowa's 1st District, Monica Vernon will face off against freshman GOP Rep. Rod Blum in November.   

First GOP Incumbent to Fall on Busy Primary Day
One of North Carolina's Republican members will lose on Tuesday

Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., left, arrives for a House Republican Conference meeting in October. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Tuesday will be a busy day for congressional candidates, with primaries in four states.  

No matter what, the first GOP incumbent of the year will lose.  

Labor Shifts Support in Iowa Democratic Rematch
Monica Vernon is favored over Pat Murphy in 1st District primary next week

Monica Vernon has the backing of much of the Democratic establishment in next week's primary in Iowa's 1st District. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

In the Democratic primary for Iowa's 1st District, the party establishment and some local labor groups have moved away from the 2014 nominee, rallying instead behind the woman he beat in the primary two years ago.  

Pat Murphy  won 2014's Democratic primary by 13 percent. But the second-place finisher, Monica Vernon, has the upper hand in this year's primary, now less than a week away.  

Now a Democrat, Once a Republican?
Primary candidates make hay of donations to opposing parties

Randy Perkins is running in Florida's 18th District Democratic primary, but the businessman has a long history of political contributions to Republicans. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

Randy Perkins wasn't even registered as a Democrat until he filed to run for Congress.  

His campaign contributions have favored Republicans over Democrats 2-1.