Campaign 2010

Jan 25, 2008

Dan Maffei (NY-25) Named to DCCC’s Red to Blue Program for Open Seats

DCCC Press

Jan 25, 2008

Dan Maffei (NY-25) Named to DCCC’s Red to Blue Program for Open Seats

The DCCC announced today that Dan Maffei (NY-25) will immediately be added to the Red to Blue program for open seats following Congressman Jim Walsh’s announcement that he would not seek reelection. Democratic congressional candidates running in open seats earned a spot in the competitive program by surpassing demanding fundraising goals and by skillfully showing voters that they stand for change and will represent new priorities when elected to Congress. Maffei is one of only 11 candidates in the first round of the Red to Blue program for open seats and special elections.

“Dan Maffei is widely supported in Central New York, has a strong organization, and a compelling message of change for middle class families. The Red to Blue Program will give Dan the financial and structural edge to be even more competitive this year,” said DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen. “Congressman Walsh’s retirement makes the district an even stronger pick up opportunity for Democrats.”

The Red to Blue program highlights top Democratic campaigns across the country, and offers them financial, communications, and strategic support. The program introduces Democratic supporters to new, competitive candidates in order to help expand the fundraising base for these campaigns.

Red to Blue was a proven success in the 2004 and 2006 cycles. In 2004, the Red to Blue program raised nearly $7.5 million for 27 campaigns across the country with an average of more than $250,000 per campaign. In 2006, the Red to Blue program raised nearly $22.6 million for 56 campaigns. Red to Blue was also responsible for solidifying the structure of dozens of campaigns and making a real difference for Democrats across America.


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