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March 5, 2013

DCCC Announces 26 Members on Frontline Incumbent Retention Program

DCCC Announces 26 Members on Frontline Incumbent Retention Program

Israel leads the DCCC. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel named 26 of his colleagues to the Frontline program, a committee program designed to protect their most vulnerable incumbents.

“We call this program Frontline for a reason – these Members are on the vanguard of protecting and expanding the middle class,” Israel said in a written statement released Tuesday morning.

“While the 2014 campaign will be dominated by a strong offense taking on the Tea Party Republican Congress, our success begins with our Members,” added Israel, a Democrat from New York. “These battle-tested men and women have proven time and again that they can win because no one better reflects the values of their districts.”

Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn. will spearhead the program as its chairman. He’s a Frontline alumnus as recently as the 2012 cycle.

Otherwise, the list includes several freshman members and Blue Dog Democrats:

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June 27, 2012

California: Norman Solomon Concedes, Paving Way for Jared Huffman

Democratic activist Norman Solomon conceded the 2nd district primary Tuesday, despite the difference between him and the second-place finisher narrowing as the count of outstanding votes continued.

“While the 172-vote gap is expected to narrow still further as Sonoma County processes its final outstanding ballots, it has become numerically very unlikely Solomon will overtake Roberts as these few remaining ballots are tallied,” a campaign release stated.

State Assemblyman Jared Huffman is now heavily favored to be the next Member of Congress from the Northern California coast. He faces investment adviser Dan Roberts (R) in a heavily Democratic district being vacated by retiring Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D).

With the elections still not officially certified, this is one of five House races identified on the California secretary of state’s website as a close contest, which includes races where the second- and third-place finishers are separated by less than 2 points.

April 25, 2012

California: Internal Poll Shows Close 2nd District Race

An internal poll commissioned for Democratic activist Norman Solomon in California’s open 2nd district found him in position to advance beyond the June 5 primary, with several other Democrats close behind.

The race to replace retiring Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D) will most likely be between two Democrats under California’s new top-two primary format, in which two candidates no matter their party may advance to the general election. Full story

April 10, 2012

Fundraising: Campaigns Begin to Release Numbers

Crowing campaigns are beginning to leak their first-quarter fundraising numbers. Generally, any campaign releasing its fundraising numbers this early is happy with its totals. Reports must be postmarked by midnight Sunday.

  • Mo. Senate: Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) raised $2.3 million and has about $6 million in cash on hand.
  • Wis. Senate: Former Rep. Mark Neumann (R) raised $650,000. Although his campaign did not release cash on hand, the campaign noted that none of the money came “from Neumann himself.” Full story

April 9, 2012

California: Internal Jared Huffman Poll Finds a Race for Second

It’s a race for second place in Northern California’s coastal 2nd district, according to an internal poll for state Assemblyman Jared Huffman’s campaign.

The Democrat holds a wide lead in the 12-candidate all-party primary with 24 percent, followed by fellow Democrats Stacey Lawson with 9 percent, Norman Solomon with 7 percent and Susan Adams with 5 percent. Dan Roberts and Michael Halliwell, the only two Republicans in the race, took 5 percent each. Full story

March 21, 2012

California: Race Pits Phil Donahue Against Barney Frank

Former TV talk-show host Phil Donahue is headlining a fundraiser on Capitol Hill tonight for 2nd district candidate Norman Solomon.

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