Oct 26, 2011
DCCC’s ‘Drive for 25’ Hosts More than 100 Candidates From 36 States
Today, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will host more than 100 candidates from 36 different states as they prepare their campaigns for Congress – the latest success in the DCCC’s recruitment efforts and latest evidence that the Republican majority is in jeopardy. The candidates stepping forward reflect the values of their districts and have both traditional and non-traditional profiles including farmers, small business men and women, former Mayors, prosecutors, veterans and even an astronaut. As the latest phase in the “Drive for 25” campaign, the DCCC’s plan to win the House, candidates will be participating in policy discussions on job creation and national security, attend an event for the DCCC’s Women LEAD program and receive media training from experts.
This comes after the newest Reuters/Ipsos poll shows voters would support a Democratic candidate over a Republican candidate in their district by 8 points (48 percent – 40 percent) and the DCCC nearly doubled the NRCC’s fundraising in the month of September ($6.64 M to $3.80 M) and outraised them for the third quarter ($14.22 M to $10.68 M) thanks to record grassroots donations.
“Last week House Democrats outraised House Republicans and this week more strong Democratic candidates are stepping forward all across the country – putting the House Republican majority in jeopardy,” said DCCC Chairman Steve Israel. “From all walks of life, these Democratic candidates are committed to creating jobs, strengthening the middle class, reigniting the American dream, and returning control of the House of Representatives to the American people.”
The 36 States Represented