DCCC Red to Blue Program
source: reprinted from the DCCC website, Aug. 10, 2008

The Red to Blue program highlights top Democratic campaigns across the country, and offers  them financial, communications, and strategic support.  These candidates earned a spot in the program by surpassing demanding fundraising goals and skillfully demonstrating to voters that they stand for change and will represent new priorities when elected to Congress.

Red to Blue: Open Seats
John Adler (NJ-03)
Judy Baker (MO-09)
John Boccieri (OH-16)
Bobby Bright (AL-02)
Charlie Brown (CA-04)
Paul Carmouche (LA-04)
Gerry Connolly (VA-11)
Debbie Halvorson (IL-11)
Martin Heinrich (NM-01)
Mary Jo Kilroy (OH-15)
Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-01)
Frank Kratovil (MD-01)
Ashwin Madia (MN-03)
Dan Maffei (NY-25)
Mike McMahon (NY-13)
Jon Powers (NY-26)
Linda Stender (NJ-07)
Harry Teague (NM-02)
Gary Trauner (WY-AL)
Red to Blue: Candidates for Change
Kay Barnes (MO-06)
Anne Barth (WV-02)
Ethan Berkowitz (AK-AL)
Darcy Burner (WA-08)
Don Cravins (LA-07)
Kathy Dahlkemper (PA-03)
Jill Derby (NV-02)
Steve Driehaus (OH-01)
Judy Feder (VA-10)
Joe Garcia (FL-25)
Jim Himes (CT-04)
Christine Jennings (FL-13)
Larry Kissell (NC-08)
Suzanne Kosmas (FL-24)
Bob Lord (AZ-03)
Betsy Markey (CO-04)
Raul Martinez (FL-21)
Eric Massa (NY-29)
Walt Minnick (ID-01)
Glenn Nye (VA-02)
Tom Perriello (VA-05)
Gary Peters (MI-09)
Mark Schauer (MI-07)
Dan Seals (IL-10)
Dina Titus (NV-03)
Vic Wulsin (OH-02)


The program will introduce Democratic supporters to new, competitive candidates in order to help expand the fundraising base for these campaigns.

Red to Blue was a proven success in the 2004 and 2006 cycles. 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 with an average of $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.

The DCCC has also announced a slate of emerging races. In each of these races, Democratic candidates have generated excitement in their districts for their campaigns for change:

Emerging Races
Sam Bennett (PA-15)
David Boswell (KY-02)
Colleen Callahan (IL-18)
John Dicks (FL-09)
Nick Leibham (CA-50)
Dan Johnson (NC-10)
Mike Montagano (IN-03)
Jill Morgenthaler (IL-06)
Bob Roggio (PA-06)
Steve Sarvi (MN-02)
Dennis Shulman (NJ-05)
Josh Segall (AL-03)
Michael Skelly (TX-07)
Annette Taddeo (FL-18)
El Tinklenberg (MN-06)