Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog
OMAHA—It’s good news and bad news for Congressman Lee Terry.
The bad news: He doesn’t have an opponent yet but his own party is worried the eight-term incumbent won’t get reelected next year.
The good news: The last time the GOP was this worried about Terry, he won and won easily.
The National Republican Congressional Committee has added Terry to its list of endangered incumbents, according to Roll Call.
Earlier this year the NRCC put out the names of its top 11 potential losers; Terry and eight others were added to the “Patriot Program” Monday.
The goal-oriented program helps Members stay on offense and fully prepare for their re-election campaigns,” states the NRCC’s website. “The program helps to ensure that its members are ready to run well-funded and organized campaigns against their Democratic opponents.”
Terry won one of the country’s closet races last year, defeating Democrat John Ewing 51-49.
In 2010 the NRCC also put Terry in the “Patriot Program.” He then went on to post one of his easiest wins ever over Democrat Tom White.
The head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Rep. Steve Israel, recently told Nebraska Watchdog that 2010—when Democrats running for Congress, incumbents and challengers alike, went down in droves—was an “anomaly.”
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