Apr 17, 2008
Walt Minnick (ID-01) Named to DCCC’s Red to Blue Program
Chairman Chris Van Hollen today announced today that Walt Minnick (ID-01) will immediately be added to the DCCC's Red to Blue program for candidates challenging Republican incumbents. Congressional candidates earn 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. Minnick is one of only 14 candidates challenging Republican incumbents in the Red to Blue program.
“Walt Minnick’s Idaho values, experience as a business and community leader and commitment to bringing people together to solve problems make him an independent, effective voice for change for Idaho’s families," said DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen. "The Red to Blue Program will give Walt the financial and structural edge to be even more competitive.”
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