Thursday, October 19, 2006


DCCC raises stakes, adds OH-2, OH-12

From the reliable Sabrina Eaton at the Plain Dealer:
As Democrats grow more confident that they will retake control of the House of Representatives in November's elections, they've expanded their list of targeted races around the country to include five Republican-held Ohio congressional seats instead of the previous three.

"We are in a position today where the field is growing as we are three weeks out from the election," Maryland Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen told a National Press Club luncheon.

. . .

He said the DCCC has added Victoria Wulsin's Cincinnati-area race against GOP incumbent Jean Schmidt and Bob Shamansky's Columbus-area race against GOP incumbent Patrick Tiberi to its list of targeted races. The group is encouraging donations to both candidates and is examining whether to devote other resources to their races, he said.


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