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Friday, October 27, 2006

DCCC Turns Up the Volume: Red to Blue Expanded by 17

Posted by James L.

The DCCC has just launched a fourth wave of their Red to Blue program:

Ellen Simon (AZ-01)
Charlie Brown (CA-04)
Jerry McNerney (CA-11)
Francine Busby (CA-50)
Jay Fawcett (CO-05)
Larry Grant (ID-01)

John Yarmuth (KY-03)
Tim Walz (MN-01)
Larry Kissell (NC-08)

Dave Mejias (NY-03)
John Hall (NY-19)
Jack Davis (NY-26)
Eric Massa (NY-29)
Victoria Wulsin (OH-02)
Jason Altmire (PA-04)
Judy Feder (VA-10)
Peter Goldmark (WA-05)

Netroots candidates are in bold. Wow, can you believe it? We've gotten to the point that the question is no longer which Netroots candidates are receiving DCCC support, but which candidates are not (and, by my count, that number is 2 3). Now, the main strength of a Red to Blue endorsement lies with the increased level of fundraising that comes with it. It's pretty late in the game for an endorsement like this to give these candidates a huge assist, but it should likely trigger some major donors and allied PACs to get shaking today. It's also more likely that the DCCC will keep some of these races in mind as it decides where to channel its remaining resources this weekend. And lastly, these endorsements are a huge validation to all of these candidates and volunteers who have delivered surprisingly competitive races for the Democratic Party this cycle. This is what momentum looks like, people.

Posted at 04:21 PM in 2006 Elections - House | Technorati

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Dan Seals, Gary Truaner and John Courage are missing. Why is Truaner not even on Emerging race is this a head fake, or do the just not buy WY AL.[ I mean TX 32 can't possibly be more likely to flip]

Posted by: Democraticavenger [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 27, 2006 06:08 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Oh yeah, good point. I have NO idea why they'd leave Trauner out of the equation. I mean, one could say that Wyoming is so conservative and independent that the DCCC wouldn't want to give Trauner the appearance of being a "DC Democratic tool", but then why would they give Larry Grant a boost in Idaho?

Posted by: James L. [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 27, 2006 06:18 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

KS-2 Nancy BOYDA is missing from the above list as well. Depressing missed opportunity there folks.

Posted by: walja [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 27, 2006 06:19 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Well don't get too depressed walja, I've decided to allocate my B-day present money to viable candidates not on the Netroots and/or DCCC lists including Boyda-KS-02, Kellam VA-02, Hall NY-19, Wulsin OH-02 & Mejias NY-03. There's alot of potential out there. Plus Ryun, Kelly, Drake & Schmidt just drive me nuts!

Posted by: Predictor [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 28, 2006 12:06 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Also add King to my "nuts" list above. Actually, I think Musgrave may top that list with Sali running a close second and then there's Pombo, he's at the top too and Allen & Santorum. So many.. who need to be replaced/prevented.

Posted by: Predictor [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 28, 2006 12:24 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment