Campaign 2010

Jan 23, 2012

Red to Blue Races In the News

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s 36 Red to Blue races announced last week have already made quite a splash.


The National Journal’s House Race Hotline described the group saying, “It's the diverse middle -- where many highly educated indies are found -- where the House will be won. The first round of Red to Blue types are squarely in that band.”



Take a look at the local headlines for yourself…


CA-07/10: “Democrats' House political team taps two Californians for campaign support” [The Bellingham Herald, 1/18/12]


CA-07/10: “California Democratic congressional candidates get a boost” [Sacramento Bee, 1/18/12]


CA-10: “Democratic Party gives Hernandez boost” [Stockton Record, 1/20/12]


CA-07/10/41: “3 California Democrats to get extra help in congressional races” [Los Angeles Times, 1/18/12]


CA-41: “2012 Elections: Democrats make Takano race a priority” [The Press-Enterprise, 1/18/12]


CA-52: “52nd Congressional District of California Earns Spot in DCCC's Competitive Red-to-Blue Program” [The Valley News, 1/18/12]


CA: “Eight CA districts are DCCC ‘Red to Blue’ targets” [Bay Area News, 1/18/12]


CO-03: “National cash to flow in Congress race again” [The Herald, 1/20/12]


CO-03: “National Dems backing Pace in race” [The Chieftan, 1/19/12]


CO-03: “Sal Pace receives support of DCCC program in quest for CD 3” [The Denver Post, 1/18/12]


CT-05: “Red-to-Blue: CT 5th On Dem’s Priority List” [The Courant, 1/18/12]


FL-08/26: “National Democrats recognize Demings, Grayson” [Orlando Sentinel, 1/20/12]


FL-13: “Florida Democrat named one of DCCC’s ‘Red to Blue’ candidates” [The Florida Independent, 1/19/12]


FL-13: “DCCC throws more support to Fitzgerald” [Sarasota Herald-Tribune, 1/19/12]


FL-13: “Fitzgerald wins key support from national Democrats” [Brandenton Herald, 1/18/12]


FL-22: “Dems highlight both Frankel and Murphy, pledge not to interfere in primary for West’s seat” [Palm Beach Post, 1/18/12]


FL: “DCCC picks Fla stars among congressional challengers” [Tampa Bay Times, 1/18/12]


FL: “Democrats targeting five Florida congressional districts” [News Service Florida, 1/18/12]


IA-04: “Dems put ousting King high on list” [Omaha World Herald, 1/22/12]


IA-04: “Politically Speaking: Democratic group sees opening for Vilsack win” [Sioux City Journal, 1/18/12]


IL-08/10/13: “Dems name Reps. Biggert, Dold and Walsh as top GOP targets” [Chicago Business, 1/18/12]


IN-02: “Red & blue grows advertising green” [The Southbend Tribune, 1/22/12]


MD-06: “Dems target Maryland's 6th District” [The Baltimore Sun, 1/18/12]


MI-01: “Democrats pumping resources into race to defeat Rep. Benishek” [The Detroit News, 1/18/12]


MI-01: “Red to blue? Democrats target one Michigan soon-to-be district” [The Detroit Free Press, 1/18/12]


MN-08: “DCCC: Cravaack 'poster child' for political surprises” [Star Tribune, 1/18/12]


MN-08: “8th District will be political battleground this election” [MPR News, 1/18/12]


ND-AL: “National Democratic committee targets North Dakota’s House race as one to win” [The Fargo Forum, 1/22/12]


NH-02: “National Dems peg Kuster as strong congressional candidate” [Nashua Telegraph, 1/18/12]  


NV-03/04: “Dems boost Oceguera, say Horsford is sure thing” [Las Vegas Review Journal, 1/18/12]


NV-03: “Oceguera's Nevada House race gets support from national Democrats” [Associated Press, 1/18/12]


NY-25: “Former Rep. Dan Maffei among 18 Democrats singled out for top support from national party” [The Post Standard, 1/18/12]


OK-02: “Race turns competitive” [The Tulsa World, 1/21/12]


OK-02: “Wallace’s campaign gets national notice” [The Mskogee Phoenix, 1/22/12]


PA-08: “Boockvar Makes DCCC Red-to-Blue List” [Politics PA, 1/20/12]  


PA-08: “Democrats make 8th District a priority” [The Philly Burbs, 1/18/12]


PA: “Dems target Fitzpatrick, Dent and Gerlach in Pennsylvania” [The Morning Call, 1/18/12]


TN-04: “Top Democrats Helping Stewart In 4th District Race” [The Chattanooga Free Press, 1/18/12]


TN-04: “DCCC Deems 4th District an 'Emerging Race'” [Knoxville News, 1/18/12]


TX-14: “Former Rep. Nick Lampson, D-Beaumont, gets backing in House race from national Democrats” [The Houston Chronicle, 1/18/12]


WI-07: “Kreitlow Noted As Emerging Candidate” [The Ashland Current, 1/21/12]  


WI-07: “Kreitlow's congressional bid labeled ‘emerging race'” [The Leader Telegram, 1/19/12]


WI-08: “DCCC backs Wall in 8th District race” [Fox News, 1/20/12]


WI-08: “Wall's 8th CD bid advances in DCCC program” [Wis Politics, 1/18/12]



And national headlines…


“House Democrats’ plan to win back the majority” [Washington Post, 1/18/12


“DCCC unveils top-tier House recruits” [Politico, 1/18/12]


“Top House Democrat: 'We are nipping at their heels'” [MSNBC, 1/18/12]


“Democrats optimistic they can take control of House in November” [CBS, 1/18/12]


“DCCC Targets” [PBS, 1/18/12]


“Rep. Israel Sees ‘Gentle Wind’ Helping House Dems in November” [Wall Street Journal, 1/18/12]


“Democrats say 'wind at our backs' in battle for House” [Chicago Tribune, 1/18/12]


“Democrats see chance to reclaim House” [Washington Times, 1/18/12]


“House Democrats Target Republican Seats, Vacancies in November” [Bloomberg News, 1/18/12]


“House is in play, Dems say” [CNN, 1/18/12]


“Israel: House ‘In Play’ in 2012” [Roll Call, 1/18/12]