May 13, 2008
Chairman Chris Van Hollenís Statement on Travis Childersís Special Election Runoff Win in MS-01
DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen released the following
statement on Travis Childers’ victory in the special election runoff in
“Congratulations to Travis Childers on his stunning
victory. His victory has sent a political thunderbolt across
“For the first time in more than 30 years the Democratic
Party has picked up three Republican seats in special elections in one cycle.
Republicans and their outside groups pulled out all the stops in an attempt to
nationalize a congressional race and distract voters away from their own
candidates’ failure to stand up for middle class families. The NRCC broke the
bank and spent nearly 20 percent of their cash on hand on a ruby red district.
Travis’s victory proves that a Democrat who puts the economy, health care, and
homegrown values front and center can win anywhere in
“Travis will be a tremendous asset to our Democratic Caucus and a powerful voice in the fight to strengthen our economy, improve education, and make health care more accessible and affordable for America’s struggling middle class families.”