The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee added 10 more challengers Friday to its Red to Blue program for strong recruits.
The eighth round of additions brings the total number of challengers on Red to Blue to 53. Many of the new additions have only recently won primaries.
Candidates have to surpass goals for fundraising, grass-roots engagement, local support and campaign organization to be included on Red to Blue. As part of the program, they will receive organizational and fundraising support and guidance from the DCCC.
“Candidates have always been our greatest asset and there are now over 50 top-notch campaigns on this battle-tested program,” DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján said in a statement. “We will continue to empower these next generation leaders as we fight to take back the House.”
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The DCCC released its first round of Red to Blue candidates last November and is continuing to announce additional names in more frequent batches this cycle.
The latest additions are:
Mike Levin (CA-49): Levin finished in the second spot in the primary for this open-seat race. He’ll face Republican Diane Harkey. Race rating: Toss-up.
Susan Wild (PA-07): Wild won her party’s nomination last month and next faces Republican Marty Nothstein. Race rating: Tilts Democratic.
Dan Kohl (WI-06): Kohl is trying to take on GOP Rep. Glenn Grothman. He raised more money and ended with more cash on hand than the incumbent at the end of the first quarter. Race rating: Solid Republican.