Democrats target Paul Ryan, 11 other GOP lawmakers
June 5, 2017
By Alex Roarty
A coalition of well-heeled Democratic groups is launching a grassroots-oriented effort targeting a dozen House Republican incumbents, as party operatives prepare for a midterm election cycle they increasingly think will yield big gains for Democrats.
The campaign will even go after House GOP Speaker Paul Ryan, organizing protests and rallies in his and other Republican-held districts as Democrats try to use the GOP’s support of the American Health Care Act against it.
In all, twelve House Republicans are part of the effort’s initial wave — all of whom voted for the AHCA. The list also includes Reps. Martha McSally of Arizona, Brian Mast, and Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida, Bruce Poliquin of Maine, Jack Bergman, Tim Walberg, Mike Bishop, David Trott, and Fred Upton of Michigan, and Sean Duffy, and Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin.