Aug 06, 2008
Judy Baker (MO-09) Named to DCCC’s Red to Blue Program for Open Seats
Following her victory in the Democratic Primary in Missouri's 9th Congressional District, Judy Baker has immediately been added to the DCCC's Red to Blue program for open seats. Judy Baker earned a spot in the competitive program by establishing significant local support, surpassing demanding fundraising goals, and skillfully showing Missouri's voters that she stands for change and will represent new priorities.
"Congratulations to Judy Baker on her primary victory and for assembling a strong grassroots campaign for change," said DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen. "Judy Baker is a strong leader who will fight to make college and health care more affordable, lower gas prices, and replace the Bush-Blunt economic agenda with an approach that lifts all Missourians. The Red to Blue program will give Judy the financial and structural edge to be even more competitive."
The Red to Blue program highlights top Democratic
campaigns across the country, and offers them financial, communications, and
strategic support. The program introduces Democratic supporters to new,
competitive candidates in order to help expand the fundraising base for their
Red to Blue was a proven success in the 2006 cycle. In 2006, the Red to Blue program raised nearly $22.6 million for 56 campaigns averaging $404,000 per campaign. Red to Blue was also responsible for solidifying the structure of dozens of campaigns and making a real difference for Democrats across America.