Raleigh, N.C. — Two weeks after being sworn in for his ninth term on Capitol Hill, 7th District Congressman Mike McIntyre already has a bulls-eye painted on his back.
The National Republican Congressional Committee lists McIntyre's seat in southeast North Carolina as one of its top House targets in the 2014 election because the 7th District has backed Republican candidates for president in the last three elections.
"These Democrats all share something in common: They do not fit their districts," the NRCC said in a statement to supporters Wednesday, referring to its top targets.
"The NRCC will amplify its efforts to educate voters about these mismatches and provide strong alternatives. If the Democrats lose these districts, they are likely to be lost for a generation."
The other six House targets are Ron Barber and Ann Kirkpatrick in Arizona, John Barrow in Georgia, Jim Matheson in Utah, Collin Peterson in Minnesota and Nick Rahall in West Virginia.