It's hard to win elections when you don't have candidates "The NRCC said in late September that it would have challengers emerge in five specific top-targeted districts within a few weeks, but so far only one of those races has a nationally recruited challenger officially in the race." I feel like people keep not paying enough attention to Republican recruiting and -- especially -- fundraising woes. How much experience to Republican operatives have in running underdog campaigns at a financial disadvantage? It can't be very much.