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DCCC Chairwoman Bustos Names Julie Oliver to ‘Red to Blue’ Program

“Red to Blue” is a highly competitive and battle-tested DCCC program arming top-tier candidates with organizational and fundraising support

DCCC Chairwoman Cheri Bustos announced today that Julie Oliver (TX-25) has been named to the DCCC’s highly competitive Red to Blue program.

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

“Texans know tough, and Julie Oliver has always beat the odds,” DCCC Chairwoman Cheri Bustos said. “A homeless, pregnant teenager who dropped out of high school, Julie endured to finish high school, put herself through college and law school with a young family and build a successful career. Julie understands the everyday struggles that so many Texans face, and she’s running for Congress to make sure everyone has a fair shot.”

A heavily gerrymandered district stretching from the city of Austin to southern Tarrant County, Texas’ 25th Congressional District emerged in 2018 with a formidable Democratic challenger in Julie Oliver who gave Congressman Roger Williams his closest race in recent memory. The district is 32.5% suburban and college graduates comprise a sizeable 37.9% of the district. Recent polling found a statistically-tied race between Williams and Oliver and also in the presidential contest.

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.

There are now seven Texans on the DCCC’s selective Red to Blue program. Oliver joins Lulu Seikaly in TX-03, Sima Ladjevardian in TX-02, Wendy Davis in TX-21, Sri Preston Kulkarni in TX-22, Gina Ortiz Jones in TX-23 and Candace Valenzuela in TX-24.


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