Wetterling gets DCCC ca$h
Some good news for the Wetterling campaign, which should help offset the moolah raised by Michele Bachmann's trifecta of recent & upcoming fundraisers (Cheney, Hastert, Rove):
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) on Thursday expanded its program to focus attention on Democratic House contenders who are seeking to take over Republican-held seats.
The committee newly identified 13 House candidates as waging competitive campaigns and deserving of additional political and financial support from the party leading up to the November elections.
These additions were the latest installment of the 2006 â€śRed to Blueâ€? program established in February by the DCCC, which is trying to orchestrate the net gain of at least 15 seats needed to erase the Republicansâ€™ current House majority. The program takes its name from the now-familiar color-coded partisan maps, as the DCCC is trying to turn Republican-held â€średâ€? districts to Democratic-controlled â€śblueâ€? districts.
This is a good boost for the campaign as we get closer to the point where people other than us die-hards on the 'nets start to care. It should help spread Patty's positive message and help counter the Republican attack machine.