DCCC adds two targets

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has added two new seats to its Red to Blue program for challengers and open-seat candidates.

In Florida's 25th district, former Miami-Dade County Democratic Party Chairman Joe Garcia is going after the open seat left by Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.), who is running for his retiring brother's seat in a neighboring district. And in Kansas's 3rd district, retiring Rep. Dennis Moore's (D-Kan.) wife, Stephene, is running for his seat.

The two additions bring to 15 the total number of districts the DCCC is targeting with the program. Of those 15, three are open seats currently held by Democrats.

"Stephene Moore and Joe Garcia have come out of the gate strong and built a lot of early excitement for their campaigns from voters across the political spectrum," said DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen (Md.). "Red to Blue will give them the financial and structural edge they need to remain on the road to victory in November."