The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has announced its targeted races for November, and -- no surprise for the country's largest swing state -- Florida features prominently on the list.
Among the targets is Rep. Allen West of Plantation, whose reelection fight promises to be one of the highest fundraising races this year, considering how much money West and his Democratic opponents,West Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel and Patrick Murphy, have already raked in.
The press release, which is after the jump, also mentions former Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson of Orlando as having what the DCCC considers good odds for getting elected back to the House under new districts that have emerged in the state's once-a-decade reapportionment process.
Notably absent from the list: GOP Rep. David Rivera of Miami. In the past year or so, Dems have touted Rivera's opponent, state Rep. Luis Garcia of Miami, who outraised Rivera early on in the race while Rivera was under a cloud of legal trouble.
But with the noise about at least one of the investigations fading -- and with new maps reshaping Rivera's district -- the DCCC folks don't appear to consider Rivera one of the most vulnerable House members facing reelection.
UPDATE: Speaking to Florida reporters Wednesday afternoon, DCCC Chairman Steve Israel defended not including Rivera on the list.
"David Rivera is one of the most challenged incumbents in the United States Congress. We want that district," Israel said. "We're hoping that Luis is able to expand his base and continue to work hard so that he will be eligible for red-to-blue status in the next go-around."