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Warren, Porter to headline progressive fundraiser supporting seven swing state candidates

Warren, Porter to headline progressive fundraiser supporting seven swing state candidates
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden's Interior Department temporarily blocks new drilling on public lands | Group of GOP senators seeks to block Biden moves on Paris, Keystone | Judge grants preliminary approval for 0M Flint water crisis settlement Senate approves waiver for Biden's Pentagon nominee House approves waiver for Biden's Pentagon nominee MORE (D-Mass.) and Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) are slated to headline a progressive virtual fundraiser for seven House candidates in swing states Wednesday.

Rep. Jamie RaskinJamin (Jamie) Ben RaskinInauguration parties lose the glitz and glamour in 2021 This week: Tensions running high in Trump's final days Democratic lawmaker says 'assassination party' hunted for Pelosi during riot MORE (D-Md.) and Democrat Jamaal Bowman, who is running for Congress in New York, will also headline the Progressive Change Campaign Committee’s (PCCC) “Red to BOLD” virtual fundraiser.

It will focus on seven candidates looking to flip Republican House seats and on getting out the vote in swing districts to help elect Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenMcCarthy says he told Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene he disagreed with her impeachment articles against Biden Biden, Trudeau agree to meet next month Fauci infuriated by threats to family MORE.

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The Democratic candidates Red to BOLD supports include Kara Eastman in Nebraska; Candace Valenzuela in Texas; Dana Balter in New York; Mike Siegel in Texas; Jon Hoadley in Michigan; Julie Oliver in Texas and Pam Keith in Florida. 

Red to BOLD was officially launched earlier this week and, within hours, the PCCC said the seven candidates received more than $30,000 collectively with support from celebrities like Kerri Washington, Mark Ruffalo, Rosie O’Donnell and Alyssa Milano. 

“To achieve big change, I need more allies in Congress,” Porter said in an email kicking off Red to BOLD. “This country, and our work in Congress, will look very different if these Red to BOLD champions win in November. And I’m asking for your help to make it happen.”

The PCCC’s initial fundraising goal for Red to BOLD is $100,000 total and the group has already raised more than $1.3 million for all of its endorsed candidates this cycle.

Eastman is running to unseat Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.), Balter is running to unseat Rep. John KatkoJohn Michael KatkoHillicon Valley: Intelligence agency gathers US smartphone location data without warrants, memo says | Democrats seek answers on impact of Russian hack on DOJ, courts | Airbnb offers Biden administration help with vaccine distribution House lawmakers reintroduce bipartisan bill to weed out foreign disinformation on social media Cheney tests Trump grip on GOP post-presidency MORE (R-N.Y.), and Siegel is running to unseat Rep. Michael McCaulMichael Thomas McCaulCheney tests Trump grip on GOP post-presidency US ambassador to Israel Twitter account briefly includes West Bank, Gaza Biden urged to reverse Pompeo-Trump move on Houthis MORE (R-Texas).

Also, Hoadley is running to unseat Rep. Fred UptonFrederick (Fred) Stephen UptonUpton becomes first member of Congress to vote to impeach two presidents The Hill's Morning Report - Trump impeached again; now what? Kinzinger says he is 'in total peace' after impeachment vote MORE (R-Mich.), Oliver is running to unseat Rep. Roger WilliamsJohn (Roger) Roger WilliamsREAD: The Republicans who voted to challenge election results Trump Georgia call divides House GOP Biden endorses Texas Democratic House candidate Julie Oliver MORE (R-Texas), Keith is running to unseat Rep. Brian MastBrian Jeffrey MastTapper battles GOP lawmakers over criticism of Afghan vet's Electoral College vote Republican war veteran gives Guard troops a tour of the Capitol LIVE COVERAGE: House votes to impeach Trump after Capitol insurrection MORE (R-Fla.) and Valenzuela is running to flip retiring Rep. Kenny MarchantKenny Ewell MarchantRepublican Van Duyne wins race for Texas House seat Cook Political Report shifts 8 more House races toward Democrats Democrats seek wave to bolster House majority MORE’s (R-Texas) open seat.