Democrats to Expand Battle Ground, Target 101 GOP Seats: Source

The expansion includes new districts in states such as South Carolina, Wisconsin, Texas and Ohio

House Democrats have plans to target 101 Republican-held congressional districts in the November midterm elections, the largest in a decade, NBC News reported.

A Democratic source familiar with the matter said the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, is expected to make the announcement Thursday to colleagues at the House Democrats' annual conference.

The expansion includes new districts in states such as South Carolina, Wisconsin, Texas and Ohio. The Ohio seat is held by the man charged with defending the GOP's majority, National Republican Congressional Committee Chair Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Ohio.

Democrats are now fielding candidates in all but 12 of the 238 districts held by Republicans, according to Lujan, including in places like Alabama, where Democrats are competing in every single district for the first time in years The idea is to expand the map as much as possible and hope to ride the potential wave.

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