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DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján Announces Additions Red to Blue – 50 Races Now in Top-Tier Program


DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján today announced the addition of several candidates to the top tier of the DCCC’s Red to Blue program, and an addition to the Emerging Races program. There are now 50 candidates in the Red to Blue and Emerging Races programs.

Red to Blue Additions:  

  • FL-26: Joe Garcia
  • KS-03: Jay Sidie
  • MI-08: Suzanna Shkreli
  • PA-16: Christina Hartman
  • VA-05: Jane Dittmar

Emerging Races Addition:

  • IN-02: Lynn Coleman

“These effective, hardworking and diverse candidates further demonstrate that House Democrats are on offense and prepared to seize opportunities on Election Day,” said DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján. “Not only have these individuals proven themselves capable of running smart campaigns, they are also ready to fight on behalf of all the people in their districts, keep them safe and ensure the economy works for everyone.”

Luján continued, “These candidates have earned their places in our battle-tested Red to Blue program, and I’m excited to work as a team, build on that success and execute winning campaigns.”

About Red to Blue
This Red to Blue designation indicates that these candidates will run a top-notch campaign through election day, putting them in an excellent position to join the Democratic caucus. Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) are co-chairs of the Red to Blue program.

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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