STATE – The national Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is watching the race in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District.
State Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula’s bid to defeat Republican Rep. Leonard Lance was upgraded to an “Emerging Race” in the DCCC’s “Red to Blue” program, Chairman Steve Israel announced Thursday.
The “Red to Blue” program races are being targeted as the DCCC attempts to pick up 25 seats this fall to win back control of the House of Representatives. The DCCC’s “Emerging Races” list tracks races that they hope to become more competitive as the election cycle wears on.
“The addition of my campaign to this list is a reflection of the hard work of our volunteers and the aggressive campaign that we have run,” said Chivukula. “As this campaign moves forward, voters will see a clear difference in candidates, learning just how extreme Congressman Lance and reject his plans to end Medicare as we know it while further injecting government into the decisions about women’s health.”
“The newest wave of candidates to earn a spot in the highly competitive Red to Blue program are expanding the map and looking increasingly strong as more races come into play and Republicans face rejection from voters,” said Israel.