May 01, 2014
Chairman Israel Announces DCCC Red to Blue Leadership Team
Today Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel announced that Representative Donna Edwards will chair the committee’s Red To Blue program in 2014, and that Representatives Lois Frankel and Denny Heck will serve as Red to Blue Vice Chairs. Representative Edwards chaired the DCCC’s Recruitment Committee for the 2014 cycle, helping recruit the diverse class of candidates who she will be leading to victory as Red to Blue Chair.
“The DCCC’s aggressive leadership team is the best there is, and I’m thrilled to announce that Representative Edwards will continue her outstanding leadership as Red To Blue Chair, and that she will be supported by Representatives Lois Frankel and Denny Heck as Vice Chairs,” said DCCC Chairman Steve Israel. “With their help, we have recruited a strong group of candidates who will focus on economic growth and stand on the side of middle class families. These candidates have already built aggressive campaign operations and proved they have a path to victory, and Representatives Edwards, Frankel and Heck will work with them through November to ensure they have the resources and tools they need to win.”
Donna Edwards, Red To Blue Program Chair
Representative Donna Edwards will chair the DCCC’s battle-tested Red To Blue Program for the second cycle in a row, following her leadership as Recruitment Committee Chair earlier this cycle. In the 2012 cycle, Representative Edwards co-chaired the Red To Blue Program, helping lead House Democrats to pick up eight seats.
Lois Frankel, Red To Blue Program Vice Chair
Representative Lois Frankel took on a leadership role at the committee in her first months in office, co-chairing the DCCC’s WomenLEAD program. In her role as Red To Blue Vice Chair she will continue to support our strong female candidates—nearly 60 percent of the DCCC’s Red to Blue candidates are women. In her 2012 campaign she served as a Majority Maker, supporting fellow candidates before she was even elected.
Denny Heck, Red To Blue Program Vice Chair
Representative Denny Heck has served as an active member of the Recruitment Committee, working to recruit the candidates he will now assist as Red To Blue Vice Chair. Representative Heck is a recent alum of the Red to Blue program—he was elected in 2012 after being named to the program, and he knows first-hand what it takes for these candidates to win.
About Red To Blue
The DCCC’s Red To Blue program highlights top Democratic campaigns across the country, and offers them financial, communications, grassroots, and strategic support. The program will introduce Democratic supporters to new, competitive candidates in order to help expand the fundraising base for these campaigns.