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DCCC Adds Hillary Scholten to Selective ‘Red to Blue’ Program

Scholten Added to Highly Competitive Red to Blue Program as Polling Shows Tight Race in MI-03

Today, DCCC Chairwoman Cheri Bustos announced that MI-03 Democratic candidate Hillary Scholten will be added to the highly selective Red to Blue program – in further recognition of the Democrats’ expanding House battlefield heading into November 2020.

Scholten has earned a spot on the DCCC’s Red to Blue program by surpassing aggressive goals for grassroots engagement, local support, campaign organization, and fundraising. Beyond Hillary’s demonstrated ability to build a winning campaign infrastructure, she has a strong record of service, an authentic message that connects with voters in her district, and deep ties to the communities she aims to serve.

“As a woman of deep faith, Hillary Scholten has dedicated her life to advocating for families – including her time as a civil rights attorney during the Obama Administration. Now she’s running for Congress to ensure that her community has access to affordable health care, a quality education, and clean drinking water,” DCCC Chairwoman Cheri Bustos said. “With Hillary’s deep roots in West Michigan, her strong campaign and an open seat, momentum is on Hillary’s side. I look forward to working with her in Congress next year.”

The race in MI-03 is highly competitive. Polling conducted by the DCCC shows a generic Democrat leading a generic Republican by two-points. Additionally, internal campaign polling from earlier this month shows Scholten leading one Republican challenger and tied with another, and former VP Biden leading President Trump 49-44%.

About Red to Blue:

Red to Blue is a highly competitive and battle-tested DCCC program that arms top-tier candidates with organizational and fundraising support to help them continue to develop strong campaigns. Additionally, through Red to Blue the DCCC provides strategic guidance, staff resources, candidate trainings and more.


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