Friday, August 1, 2008

Good News From Feder Campaign

In an email announcement sent out this afternoon, Judy Feder's campaign announced that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has added Feder to their Red to Blue program. This is noteworthy primarily for two reasons. One, it highlights how Feder has been running an effective campaign and has a good chance of defeating Frank Wolf come November. It also means that the DCCC is confident enough in her campaign that it will be offering some "financial and strategic support."

led by Chairman Chris Van Hollen, announced today that Judy Feder has been added to their highly competitive Red to Blue program. The Red to Blue program highlights top Democratic campaigns across the country, and offers financial and strategic support. Candidates earn a spot in the program by surpassing demanding fundraising goals and demonstrating their commitment to change.
"The DCCC recognizes that this district is ready for change, and I'm the candidate who will deliver that change," says Feder, "We are excited about the recognition and support the Red to Blue program brings, it’s going to give us the momentum and the resources we need to win in November."

The program introduces Democratic supporters to competitive candidates in order to help expand the fundraising base for these campaigns. In 2006, Red to Blue raised approximately $22.6 million for campaigns nationwide with an average of $404,400 per campaign.

Feder, a nationally recognized health care expert and former Dean of the Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute, has raised nearly twice as much money as she had at this point in 2006 when she gave Wolf his closest race in 24 years. She continues to gain momentum having just come off her strongest fundraising quarter this cycle. The race in VA-10 has also recently been upgraded by both the Cook Political Report and CQ Politics.

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