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DCCC CHAIRMAN LUJÁN ANNOUNCES FIRST ROUND OF RED TO BLUE CANDIDATES & MAJORITY MAKER DISTRICTS

 

DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján today announced the first round of 11 candidates to earn spots on the DCCC’s highly competitive Red to Blue program. Additionally, he announced Majority Maker and True Blue districts.

This first round of candidates have earned a spot on Red to Blue by surpassing aggressive goals for grassroots engagement, local support, campaign organization and fundraising. Beyond their demonstrated abilities to build a winning campaign infrastructure, these candidates have strong records of service, authentic messages that connect with voters, and deep ties to the communities they aim to serve.

In 2018, the DCCC will make more targeted and frequent additions to the Red to Blue program than in previous election cycles.

“The House is in play in 2018 and incredible Democratic challengers are stepping up to run across the largest offensive battlefield in a decade,” said DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján. “These candidates have their own unique experiences rooted in these districts, but what they all have in common are records of service to their communities and our country.

Luján continued, “It’s still early in the cycle, but there’s no question that these candidates are building strong campaigns, energizing the grassroots, and raising the resources necessary to win in tough districts. Candidates are our best asset, and that’s why I’m proud to announce the first round of our battle-tested Red to Blue program.”

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 run strong campaigns. Additionally, the DCCC provides strategic guidance, staff resources, candidate trainings, and more.

Throughout 2017, the DCCC has focused on allowing candidates to build strong relationships with voters and allies on the ground. Toward that goal, the Committee has provided support to all Democratic House candidates willing to have open lines of communication and work collaboratively with the Committee.

The following candidates are now Red to Blue Candidates:

  • Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-02)
  • Jason Crow (CO-06)
  • Abby Finkenauer (IA-01)
  • Brendan Kelly (IL-12)
  • Paul Davis (KS-02)
  • Elissa Slotkin (MI-08)
  • Angie Craig (MN-02)
  • Dan McCready (NC-09)
  • Susie Lee (NV-03)
  • Anthony Brindisi (NY-22)
  • Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06)

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Additionally, Chairman Luján announced today a brand new component of the program called Majority Makers and True Blue in order to spotlight the districts that comprise the largest House battlefield in a decade.

Majority Maker Districts:

  • AL-02 – Martha Roby
  • AR-02 – French Hill
  • AZ-06 – David Schweikert
  • CA-04 – Tom McClintock
  • CA-10 – Jeff Denham
  • CA-21 – David Valadao
  • CA-22 – Devin Nunes
  • CA-25 – Steve Knight
  • CA-39 – Ed Royce
  • CA-45 – Mimi Walters
  • CA-48 – Dana Rohrabacher
  • CA-49 – Darrell Issa
  • CA-50 – Duncan Hunter
  • CO-03 – Scott Tipton
  • FL-06 – Ron DeSantis
  • FL-16 – Vern Buchanan
  • FL-18 – Brian Mast
  • FL-25 – Mario Diaz-Balart
  • FL-26 – Carlos Curbelo
  • FL-27 – Open
  • GA-06 – Karen Handel
  • GA-07 – Rob Woodall
  • IA-03 – David Young
  • IL-06 – Peter Roskam
  • IL-13 – Rodney Davis
  • IL-14 – Randy Hultgren
  • IN-02 – Jackie Walorski
  • IN-09 – Trey Hollingsworth
  • KS-03 – Kevin Yoder
  • KY-06 – Andy Barr
  • ME-02 – Bruce Poliquin
  • MI-01 – Jack Bergman
  • MI-06 – Fred Upton
  • MI-07 – Tim Walberg
  • MI-11 – Open
  • MN-01 – Open
  • MN-03 – Erik Paulsen
  • MO-02 – Ann Wagner
  • MT-AL – Greg Gianforte
  • NC-02 – George Holding
  • NC-08 – Richard Hudson
  • NC-13 – Ted Budd
  • NE-02 – Don Bacon
  • NH-01 – Open
  • NJ-02 – Open
  • NJ-03 – Tom MacArthur
  • NJ-07 – Leonard Lance
  • NJ-11 – Rodney Frelinghuysen
  • NM-02 – Open
  • NY-01 – Lee Zeldin
  • NY-02 – Pete King
  • NY-11 – Dan Donovan
  • NY-19 – John Faso
  • NY-21 – Elise Stefanik
  • NY-23 – Tom Reed
  • NY-24 – John Katko
  • NY-27 – Chris Collins
  • OH-01 – Steve Chabot
  • OH-07 – Bob Gibbs
  • OH-10 – Mike Turner
  • OH-12 – Open
  • OH-14 – Dave Joyce
  • PA-07 – Pat Meehan
  • PA-08 – Brian Fitzpatrick
  • PA-11 – Open
  • PA-15 – Open
  • PA-16 – Lloyd Smucker
  • TX-07 – John Culberson
  • TX-21 – Open
  • TX-23 – Will Hurd
  • TX-32 – Pete Sessions
  • UT-04 – Mia Love
  • VA-02 – Scott Taylor
  • VA-05 – Tom Garrett
  • VA-07 – Dave Brat
  • VA-10 – Barbara Comstock
  • WA-03 – Jaime Herrera Beutler
  • WA-05 – Cathy McMorris Rodgers
  • WA-08 – Open
  • WI-01 – Paul Ryan
  • WI-06 – Glenn Grothman
  • WV-02 – Alex Mooney
  • WV-03 – Open

True Blue Districts:

  • AZ-09 – Greg Stanton, (Open – Sinema)
  • CO-02 – (Open – Polis)
  • HI-01- (Open – Hanabusa)
  • MA-03 – (Open – Tsongas)
  • MD-06 – (Open – Delaney)
  • NM-01 – (Open – Lujan Grisham)
  • TX-16 – Veronica Escobar, (Open – O’Rourke)
  • TX-29 – (Open – Green)

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