May 03, 2010
DCCC Adds Stephene Moore and Joe Garcia to Competitive Red to Blue Program
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced today that Stephene Moore (KS-03) and Joe Garcia (FL-25) have each earned a place in the DCCC’s highly competitive Red to Blue program. The additions of Stephene Moore and Joe Garcia bring the total number of candidates on the DCCC’s Red to Blue program so far this cycle to 15. Moore and Garcia qualified for Red to Blue through strong early fundraising and demonstrating that they will work to create jobs and protect the interests of middle class families in their districts.
“Stephene Moore and Joe Garcia have come out of the gate strong and built a lot of early excitement for their campaigns from voters across the political spectrum. Red to Blue will give them the financial and structural edge they need to remain on the road to victory in November,” said DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen. “As Stephene Moore and Joe Garcia continue making their cases to voters back home that they are committed to creating jobs and standing up to the special interests, we look forward to giving them the extra boost they need to win.”
The Red to Blue Program
Since 2004, the Red to Blue program has been a proven success for House Democrats in winning Republican-held seats.
The Red to Blue program highlights top Democratic campaigns across the country and offers them financial, communications, grassroots, and strategic support. The program introduces Democratic supporters to new competitive candidates in order to help expand the fundraising bases for these campaigns.
In 2004, the Red to Blue program raised nearly $7.5 million for twenty-seven campaigns across the country with an average of more than $250,000 per campaign. In 2006, the Red to Blue program raised nearly $22.6 million for 56 campaigns.
In 2008, Red to Blue had its greatest fundraising success to date, helping to raise more than $26 million for Red to Blue candidates and contributing to Democrats’ 24-seat gain in the House of Representatives.