Washington (CNN) - The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Tuesday announced 14 more races that have qualified for their "Red to Blue" program, as part of the committee's "Drive for 25" campaign to win back control of the House of Representatives.
That brings to 35 the number of races in which the Democrats' House campaign arm highlights what they consider the top Democratic campaigns across the country, offering "them financial, communications, grassroots and strategic support."
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The Democrats lost control of the House in the 2010 midterm elections, thanks to an historic 63 seat pick-up by the GOP. As their "Drive for 25" states, the party needs to grab back 25 seats to regain control of the chamber.
The DCCC says that 70% of their current "Red to Blue" candidates outraised their Republican opponents in the first quarter of this year.
Meanwhile, the National Republican Congressional Committee Tuesday announced the fourth round of their "Patriot Program" members for the 2012 election cycle. The NRCC says the program "is a rigorous, goal-oriented initiative that enables Members to stay on offense as they build winning re-election campaigns."
The NRCC says Rep. Chip Cravaack of Minnesota, Rep. Nan Hayworth of New York, Rep. Chris Gibson of New York, Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle of New York, and Rep. Reid Ribble of Wisconsin will be members of the program, which was initiated in 2009.
The announcements come one day after House Speaker John Boehner sounded some alarm bells, saying "there's a one-in-three chance" Republicans could lose control of the House of Representatives in 2012.
"I would say that there is a two-in-three chance that we win control of the House again but there's a one-in-three chance that we could lose and I'm being myself, frank," Boehner told Fox News, according to a transcript of the interview.
Up until now the speaker has not raised any concerns about his party's chances to keep control of the House this fall, and it's unusual for a top party leader to publicly express a pessimistic outlook.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chair of the Democratic National Committee, agreed with Boehner's oddsmaking.
"I think it is entirely reasonable for the Speaker to expect that they could lose the House because they very well could, and we're working hard to make sure that happens," the congresswoman from Florida said Tuesday on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien."
– CNN's Paul Steinhauser and Deirdre Walsh contributed to this report.
New "Red to Blue" (14)
Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-01)
Pete Aguilar (CA-31)
Raul Ruiz (CA-36)
Joe Miklosi (CO-06)
Patrick Murphy (FL-18)
David Crooks (IN-08)
Gary McDowell (MI-01)
John Delaney (MD-06)
Shelley Adler (NJ-03)
Julian Schreibman (NY-19)
Manan Trivedi (PA-06)
Pat Kreitlow (WI-07)
Arizona's 9th District*
New York's 18th District*