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Rep. Victoria Spartz (R-IN)

GOP incumbents on retirement watch list released

News: Democratic group, Unrig Our Economy, is launching a $500,000 digital ad campaign taking aim at a group of vulnerable House Republicans over their support for a conservative CR put on the House floor last week.

The ads target GOP Reps. Brandon Williams (N.Y.), Monica De La Cruz (Texas), Jen Kiggans (Va.), Don Bacon (Neb.) and John Duarte (Calif.) for pushing for “harmful cuts for working Americans.”

There’s one issue with the ads — the narrator accuses the Republicans of “threatening to shut down the country unless they get their way.” All of the members who are featured ended up voting for the stopgap funding bill that passed Congress on Saturday, thereby avoiding a shutdown for now.

GOP retirement watch: We got a first look at the House Majority PAC’s initial list of GOP incumbents that the Democratic group is placing on retirement watch. It’s an ambitious list, to be sure, featuring a number of battle-tested vulnerable Republican moderates who’ve raised bucket loads of cash this year.

But there are also several aging Republicans — and those who may be the victim of redistricting — on the list. Check it out here.

One member — Rep. Victoria Spartz (R-Ind.) — has already announced she won’t be running for reelection in 2024.

We reached out to HMP’s Republican counterpart, the Congressional Leadership Fund. They weren’t too impressed. “LOL,” CLF Communications Director Courtney Parella said in a statement.

Money, money: Duty First PAC, which is supporting Republican Sam Brown for Senate in Nevada, raised $2 million — all from billionaire David Duffield, the founder of Workday.

— Max Cohen

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Editorial photos provided by Getty Images. Political ads courtesy of AdImpact.