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DCCC Chair Luján Names Lynn Coleman to Emerging Races

DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján today announced that former South Bend police officer and community leader Lynn Coleman has earned a spot in the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s (DCCC) competitive Emerging Races program, indicating that his campaign has shown promising strengths and has demonstrated the ability to fight on behalf of working families in northern Indiana.

Since announcing his run for Congress, Coleman has surpassed aggressive fundraising, organization, and infrastructure goals, and demonstrated the ability and commitment to putting Indiana first and bringing Hoosier values to Washington. Coleman has already earned the endorsement of South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly, UFCW, the Building Trades, and others.

“Lynn Coleman is a proven leader, with more than twenty years protecting others as a South Bend police officer, and a respected community advocate, working to solve issues like gang crime and violence prevention. Lynn has run a strong and smart campaign that has earned him the endorsements of Senator Joe Donnelly, other prominent local leaders and organizations, and now a spot on our Emerging Races program,” said DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján. “As Lynn continues to highlight his problem-solving approach to protecting good-paying jobs and Hoosier values, there will be a clear choice between him and Congresswoman Walorski, who has demonstrated she will not fight for working families.” 

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) are co-chairs of the Red to Blue program. There are now 51 candidates in the Red to Blue or Emerging Races programs.

For the full Red to Blue list and more details, click here.

About Red to Blue

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


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