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Unseating most LGBTQ House members is an official priority for the GOP in 2020

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One of Republicans’ priorities for the 2020 elections will be unseating most of the current LGBTQ House members.

The National Republican Congressional Committee issued a list last Thursday of 55 Democratic Representatives that it will be targeting in the 2020 elections, which includes five of the eight LGBTQ House members.

With 235 Democrats in the House, the Republicans’ list of 2020 targets includes 23% of Democratic representatives but 63% of LGBTQ representatives.

Included in the list are representatives Katie Hill (CA), Sharice Davids (KS), Angie Craig (MN), Chris Pappas (NH), and Sean Maloney (NY).

Mark Takano (CA), David Cicilline (RI), and Mark Pocan (WI) are not on the list of targets.

Related: House Democrats pass LGBTQ protections for Congressional staffers

“Freedom or socialism — that’s the choice in 2020,” NRCC Chairman Tom Emmer said in a statement.

Most of the representatives on the list are from districts that either supported Donald Trump in 2016 or were held by Republicans before the 2018 elections.

Hill, Davids, Craig, and Pappas were all elected to the House for the first time in 2018.

The full list is below.

AZ-01 – Tom O’Halleran
AZ-02 – Ann Kirkpatrick
CA-10 – Josh Harder
CA-21 – TJ Cox
CA-25 – Katie Hill
CA-39 – Gil Cisneros
CA-45 – Katie Porter
CA-48 – Harley Rouda
CA-49 – Mike Levin
CO-06 – Jason Crow
FL-07 – Stephanie Murphy
FL-13 – Charlie Crist
FL-26 – Debbie Mucarsel-Powell
FL-27 — Donna E. Shalala
GA-06 – Lucy McBath
IA-01 – Abby Finkenauer
IA-02 – Dave Loebsack
IA-03 – Cindy Axne
IL-06 – Sean Casten
IL-14 – Lauren Underwood
IL-17 – Cheri Bustos
KS-03 – Sharice Davids
ME-02 – Jared Golden
MI-08 – Elissa Slotkin
MI-11 – Haley Stevens
MN-02 – Angie Craig
MN-03 – Dean Phillips
MN-07 — Colin Peterson
NH-01 – Chris Pappas
NJ-02 – Jeff Van Drew
NJ-03 – Andy Kim
NJ-05 – Josh Gottheimer
NJ-07 – Tom Malinowski
NJ-11 – Mikie Sherrill
NV-03 – Susie Lee
NV-04 – Steven Horsford
NY-11 – Max Rose
NY-18 – Sean Patrick Maloney
NY-19 – Antonio Delgado
NY-22 – Anthony Brindisi
NM-02 – Xochitl Torres Small
OK-05 – Kendra Horn
OR-04 – Peter DeFazio
PA-07 – Susan Wild
PA-08 – Matt Cartwright
PA-17 – Conor Lamb
SC-01 – Joe Cunningham
TX-07 – Lizzie Fletcher
TX-32 – Colin Allred
UT-04 – Ben McAdams
VA-02 – Elaine Luria
VA-07 – Abigail Spanberger
VA-10 – Jennifer Wexton
WA-08 – Kim Schrier
WI-03 – Ron Kind

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