Campaign 2010

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
Alabama
Arkansas
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Florida
Hawaii
Idaho
Iowa
Illinois
Indiana
Louisiana
Maryland
Michigan
Minnesota
Montana
North Carolina
North Dakota
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
Nevada
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin
West Virginia


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