Campaign 2010

Jun 02, 2008

DCCC Names Congressman Travis Childers to Frontline Program

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced today that Congressman Travis Childers (MS-01) is the newest Member of the DCCC Frontline Program, a program that assists Democratic Members of Congress who are running in the toughest districts around the country.


“Congressman Travis Childers has hit the ground running to serve the people of North Mississippi concerned about rising gas prices and the struggling economy,” said Congressman Chris Van Hollen, Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.  “The Frontline Program will give Congressman Childers an added boost so he can continue focusing on the issues his constituents care most about and representing their values in Washington.”


The Frontline Program


The Frontline Program is a partnership between the DCCC and Members which lays the ground work for the 2008 cycle by supporting and expanding their fundraising and outreach operations. This competitive program requires members to meet aggressive fundraising goals, accelerate volunteer and recruitment efforts, and increase on-line networking. 


Last cycle, the Frontline Program’s early success helped make half of the most competitive Democratic seats safe by the fall of 2006, allowing the DCCC to expand its offensive opportunities.  Democrats have an outstanding record of defending tough seats with battle tested incumbents and have successfully protected 95 percent of their incumbents since 2002.