Breaking: DNCC Red-to-Blue Announcement--Ethan Berkowitz selected
I just got this email from the DNCC:
Wanted to pass along the good news -- a local candidate has made the DCCC’s competitive Red to Blue and Emerging Races list. Our press release with the announcement is pasted below and up on our site at http://dccc.org/redtoblue/
Online Communications Manager
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
This is huge for the Berkowitz Campaign as it will mean a substantial influx of money and support from the National Party.
Per the above-referenced Red-to-Blue website:
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced today the next round of candidates who earned a spot in the DCCC's highly competitive Red to Blue program. These 14 candidates qualified for the third round of the Red to Blue program by surpassing demanding fundraising goals and skillfully demonstrating to voters that they stand for change and will represent new priorities when elected to Congress. The DCCC also released a list of 20 emerging races, where Democratic candidates are running strong campaigns that are generating excitement in their districts.
"The candidates for change being named to the DCCC Red to Blue program are running strong campaigns and are committed to making things easier for middle class families in their districts," said Chris Van Hollen, Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "With less than five months to make their case for change to voters in their districts, the Red to Blue program will give these candidates the financial and structural edge to be even more competitive in November."
The list of candidates:
Ethan Berkowitz (AK-AL)
Paul Carmouche (LA-04)
Gerry Connolly (VA-11)
Joe Garcia (FL-25)
Martin Heinrich (NM-01)
Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-01)
Frank Kratovil (MD-01)
Bob Lord (AZ-03)
Betsy Markey (CO-04)
Raul Martinez (FL-21)
Mike McMahon (NY-13)
Glenn Nye (VA-02)
Harry Teague (NM-02)
Dina Titus (NV-03)
While I congratulate the Berkowitz Campaign on their success, I cannot help but feel frustrated when it comes to the Benson Campaign. I had hoped that this time, Diane would not have to "go it alone"...especially when polls have shown either of them could beat Young.