Republicans hope to minimize risk in 2016 House elections

The Republican state lawmaker in charge of recruiting state House candidates says he hopes more people filing for office will give the party a better chance of winning a majority.
    
State Rep. Jonathan Shell said Republicans lost in 2014 not only on Election Day, but on filing deadline day because they did not have enough candidates signed up to challenge Democrats. Shell, from Lancaster, is in charge of recruiting candidates for the 2016 elections and said he has driven more than 30,000 miles trying to find people willing to run for office.
    
So far, 29 Republicans have filed for open seats or to challenge Democratic incumbents in 25 races. Shell says more are coming.
    
House Democrats say they are confident their incumbents can win, just like they did in 2014.

Related Articles

Police capture shooter they say targeted 6 people he knew A multistate manhunt that kept the Mid-Atlantic region on alert for more than 10 hours ended when law enforcement officers on foot chased down a man t...
Country stars honor shooting victims at CMT Artists show Country singer Jason Aldean and other stars honored victims of a mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas instead of handing out awards ...
Kentucky men arrested after Illinois man injured by armed robbers Kentucky men have been arrested in connection to an armed robbery and home invasion in Harrisburg, Illinois, according police.
Marion, Illinois, Mayor Bob Butler among honor flight veterans It’s a visit our nation's heroes deserve to get to make.