The House Democratic campaign arm‘s 2020 election battlefield shows a party aiming to extend its reach in the type of well-educated, diverse areas that helped it flip the House last year.
On Monday, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee outlined the initial list of 33 districts it plans to target in the next election. Republicans hold 32 of the seats, and one is open amid an investigation into potential election fraud. The districts are spread around the country, but most are concentrated in Texas, New York and Pennsylvania.
After Democrats gained 40 nets seats in November to take a 235-199 majority in the House, the DCCC sees the suburbs as key to expanding the party‘s advantage. If Democrats flip the campaign arm‘s targets, it would further sharpen the divide that has emerged in recent years: Democrats making gains with college-educated voters in traditionally Republican areas, and the GOP consolidating white working-class people.