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DCCC Chairman Luján Announces 14 Additions to Red to Blue Program

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DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján today announced the addition of 14 candidates to the Red to Blue program. One candidate, Terri Bonoff, is a new addition to the program entirely and the rest have been promoted from Emerging Race status. This Red to Blue designation indicates that these individuals are running strong campaigns and are in an excellent position to join the Democratic caucus in November. Beyond these promising campaign strengths, these candidates also demonstrate the ability to fight on behalf of hardworking people across the country, keep them safe, and make sure that the economy is working for everyone.

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) are co-chairs of the Red to Blue program.

House Democrats are on offense and will pick up seats in November, and these talented and diverse candidates are the foundation of our success. From their campaign teams, to their field game, to their engagement of supporters and voters in their districts, these candidates are ready to take the fight to House Republicans. The American people deserve a House of Representatives that fights for progress and opportunity, not obstruction,” said Chairman Ben Ray Luján.

The following candidates have been added to the Red to Blue program:

  • AZ-01 – Tom O’Halleran
  • CA-10 – Michael Eggman
  • CA-25 – Bryan Caforio
  • CO-03 – Gail Schwartz
  • FL-13 – Charlie Crist
  • MN-03 – Terri Bonoff
  • MT-AL – Denise Juneau
  • NH-01 – Carol Shea-Porter
  • NY-22 – Kim Myers
  • NY-23 – John Plumb
  • NY-24 – Colleen Deacon
  • PA-08 – Steve Santarsiero
  • VA-04 – Don McEachin
  • WI-08 – Tom Nelson

With these additions, 36 districts and candidates are part of the Red to Blue or Emerging Races programs. There are 30 candidates selected for Red to Blue, plus 2 districts with multiple Democratic candidates that have also qualified for Red to Blue. The Emerging Races aspect of the program now has 2 candidates and 2 Emerging Districts, where campaigns are on track and working hard to put seats in play. There will be additional candidates added to Red to Blue in the future.

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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