You're the strategy director for the CPA (Campaign for Primary Accountability, the SuperPAC that exists to primary incumbents of both parties) and you want to run a better strategy for this cycle, by focusing on just 5 races of each party. What 5 Repubican and 5 Democratic house members do you decide to target? (i.e. not necessarily the ones you personally want to target, the ones where you think a primary challenge would be most successful with outside funding.)
*To make things easier, disregard whether a seat is considered safe in the general election.
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