“We’re excited to announce another round of impressive candidates who’ve put themselves in position to be successful in 2018,” NRCC Chairman Steve Stivers said.
Being added to the list does not mean the NRCC will be investing in the race, as they do not get involved in open primaries.
To get onto the list the candidates had to prove their viability by hitting certain marks in fundraising, messaging and communications.
Lewis becomes the second candidate in the 11th district to be named to the program, joining former Revenue Secretary Dan Meuser as part of the program. They are running against state Rep. Steve Bloom, former Federal prosecutor Joe Peters, and former RNC delegate Andrew Shecktor in the primary.
Pries, who is running for the 15th district, is running against Dean Browning, businessman Dan David, state Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Lehigh), Lehigh county Commissioner Marty Nothstein, Dauphin county Commissioner Mike Pries, and former CIA officer and Trump delegate to the RNC last year Scott Uehlinger in the primary.