* Press release…
DCCC Chairwoman Cheri Bustos today announced Betsy Dirksen Londrigan in the first round of candidates the DCCC is naming to its highly competitive Red to Blue program.
Betsy Dirksen Londrigan has earned a spot on the DCCC’s Red to Blue program by surpassing aggressive goals for grassroots engagement, local support, campaign organization and fundraising. Beyond Betsy’s demonstrated ability to build a winning campaign infrastructure, she has a strong record of service, an authentic message that connects with voters in her district and deep ties to the communities she aims to serve.
“Betsy Dirksen Londrigan knows from personal experience the worry and tough decisions families face when confronted with the diagnosis of an unexpected illness, and she will be the advocate for working families that the residents of central Illinois need in Congress,” DCCC Chairwoman Cheri Bustos said. “Betsy is running for Congress to champion access to affordable health care, lower the price of prescription drugs and to end the corruption that has plagued our political process. With strong grassroots support and momentous fundraising on her side, Betsy is ready to unseat Congressman Rodney Davis in 2020.”
“Because of the strength of Democratic candidates running in 2020 we are on path to protect and expand the most diverse House Majority in American history,” said Bustos. “These Red to Blue candidates are veterans, farmers, doctors, public servants and advocates who are committed to serving their communities and ensuring they will finally have a voice in Congress.”
Red to Blue is a highly competitive and battle-tested DCCC program that arms top-tier candidates with organizational and fundraising support to help them continue to develop strong campaigns. Additionally, through Red to Blue the DCCC provides strategic guidance, staff resources, candidate trainings and more.
The Trump campaign has announced a major effort it calls “unprecedented” to have surrogates campaigning on behalf of the president on Monday, Feb. 3, the day the Iowa caucuses are behind held.
Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Senior Campaign Advisor Lara Trump, National Chair of Trump Victor Finance Committee Kimberly Guilfoyle, and Campaign Manager Brad Parscale will lead a group of over 80 surrogates across the state of Iowa.
“Our Caucus Day operation is just a preview of what is to come,” said Parscale. “We are putting the Democrats on notice— good luck trying to keep up with this formidable reelection machine.”
Caucus day campaign surrogates include: […]
Congressman Rodney Davis (IL)