House Republicans are aiming to make the head of the Democrats’ campaign arm a high-profile political trophy on their way to winning the majority in 2022.
Republicans need to net about five seats to reclaim the House majority they lost in 2018, and they see New York Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, as vulnerable.
Maloney has represented the 18th Congressional District since 2013, including portions of Orange, Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess counties. It’s an R+1 district, according to the Cook Political Report’s Partisan Voter Index. President Joe Biden won the district over former President Donald Trump 52% to 47%. And Maloney won reelection in 2020 with just over 55% of the vote. He won by a similar margin in 2018 and 2016.
The GOP’s campaign arm sees an opportunity to take down the