Republican Congressional candidates Sam Caligiuri (5th district) and Janet Peckinpaugh (2nd district) are glowing about statuses granted them by other Republicans. The National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee has let the GOP challengers know they’re loved on the national level.
Both Caligiuri and Peckinpaugh were out with news releases about their new ranks. Caligiuri has made “contender” status, opening the doors for an infusion of money from the NRCC while Peckinpaugh is “on the radar”—she has a way to go as far as fundraising to move up.
The Democrats, meanwhile, still have the two at “annoying challenger” status.