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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Darcy Burner qualifies for Red to Blue again

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, known informally as the D Triple C, this morning announced its first round of "Red to Blue" grants to candidates challenging Republican incumbents:
"These candidates have come out of the gate strong and the Red to Blue Program will give them the financial and structural edge to be even more competitive in November," said Chairman Chris Van Hollen, Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "The candidates for change in our first round of challenger Red to Blue are strong examples of Democrats who represent a commitment to new priorities for the families in their districts."
Darcy Burner's selection likely means an infusion of at least $250,000 into Washington's 8th Congressional District. Here is the complete list:
Kay Barnes (MO-06)
Anne Barth (WV-02)
Darcy Burner (WA-08)
Robert Daskas (NV-03)
Steve Driehaus (OH-01)
Jim Himes (CT-04)
Christine Jennings (FL-13)
Larry Kissell (NC-08)
Suzanne Kosmas (FL-24)
Eric Massa (NY-29)
Gary Peters (MI-09)
Mark Schauer (MI-07)
Dan Seals (IL-10)
It's great to see Larry Kissell, Christine Jennings, Dan Seals, and Eric Massa on this list in addition to Darcy. They're all terrific netroots candidates and we're glad they've decided to run for Congress a second time. Many of the successful Democratic challengers in 2006 were two time candidates.


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