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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 WarrenWarren says Republican Party 'eating itself and it is discovering that the meal is poisonous' Briahna Joy Gray: Warren not endorsing Sanders in 2020 was 'really frustrating' McConnell hits Democratic critics of Israel 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 RaskinWatchdog finds Architect of the Capitol was sidelined from security planning ahead of Jan. 6 Six House Democrats ask Garland to review case of lawyer placed under house arrest over Chevron suit Democrats seek to keep spotlight on Capitol siege 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 BidenFauci says school should be open 'full blast' five days a week in the fall Overnight Defense: Military sexual assault reform bill has votes to pass in Senate l First active duty service member arrested over Jan. 6 riot l Israeli troops attack Gaza Strip Immigration experts say GOP senators questioned DHS secretary with misleading chart 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 KatkoHouse lawmakers roll out bill to invest 0 million in state and local cybersecurity Pentagon removing Chinese tech giant from blacklist after court loss Hillicon Valley: Feds eye more oversight of pipelines after Colonial attack | White House monitoring fuel shortages | Democrats urge Facebook to reverse WhatsApp update | Biden announces deal with Uber, Lyft for free vaccine rides MORE (R-N.Y.), and Siegel is running to unseat Rep. Michael McCaulMichael Thomas McCaulHouse lawmakers roll out bill to invest 0 million in state and local cybersecurity Asian American lawmakers say State's 'assignment restrictions' discriminate Senate Intelligence panel working on legislation around mandatory cyber breach notification MORE (R-Texas).

Also, Hoadley is running to unseat Rep. Fred UptonFrederick (Fred) Stephen UptonCheney fight stokes cries of GOP double standard for women Overnight Energy: Michigan reps reintroduce measure for national 'forever chemicals' standard |  White House says gas tax won't be part of infrastructure bill Mark Ruffalo joins bipartisan lawmakers in introducing chemical regulation bill MORE (R-Mich.), Oliver is running to unseat Rep. Roger WilliamsJohn (Roger) Roger WilliamsTexas Republicans condemn state Democrats for response to official calling Scott an 'Oreo' Watchdog: Capitol Police need 'culture change' Democrats don't trust GOP on 1/6 commission: 'These people are dangerous' 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.