Dems to help vulnerable Joe Garcia and Patrick Murphy

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 While vowing to help them hang on to their seats, Democrats tacitly acknowledged on Tuesday that South Florida Congressmen Patrick Murphy and Joe Garcia are among the most vulnerable Democrats in Congress.

 They were listed along with 24 others in the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s “Frontline” program, designed to protect their most vulnerable incumbents.

 Murphy moved from Fort Lauderdale to Jupiter to oust Republican Allen West last year. Garcia, a Cuban-American from Miami, defeated Republican David Rivera. Both are in swing districts with lots of Republicans.

 DCCC Chairman Steve Israel put a positive spin on the list, saying the 26 were “on the vanguard of protecting and expanding the middle class.”

  “These battle-tested men and women have proven time and again that they can win because no one better reflects the values of their districts,” said Israel, D-N.Y.

 The designation might help these members get some extra money and other help from the national party.

 Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., a Frontline alum, will lead the effort.

 Here’s the list:

 Rep. Patrick Murphy, Florida’s 18th District

Rep.  Joe Garcia, Florida’s 26th District

Rep. Ron Barber, Arizona’s 2nd District

Rep. John Barrow, Georgia’s 12th District

Rep. Ami Bera, California’s 7th District

Rep. Timothy H. Bishop, New York’s 1st District

Rep. Julia Brownley, California’s 26th District

Rep. Cheri Bustos, Illinois’ 17th District

Rep. Lois Capps, California’s 24th District

Rep. Suzan DelBene, Washington’s 1st District

Rep. Bill Enyart, Illinois’ 12th District

Rep. Elizabeth Esty, Connecticut’s 5th District

Rep. Pete Gallego, Texas’ 23rd District

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, Arizona’s 1st District

Rep. Ann McLane Kuster, New Hampshire’s 2nd District

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, New York’s 18th District

Rep. Dan Maffei, New York’s 24th District

Rep. Jim Matheson, Utah’s 4th District

Rep. Mike McIntyre, North Carolina’s 7th District

Rep. Bill Owens, New York’s 21st District

Rep. Scott Peters, California’s 52nd District

Rep. Raul Ruiz, California’s 36th District

Rep. Brad Schneider, Illinois’ 10th District

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, New Hampshire’s 1st District

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, Arizona’s 9th District

Rep. John F. Tierney, Massachusetts’ 6th District

 

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