PoliticsPA, 11/15/2017 - Houlahan Named to DCCC’s ‘Red to Blue’ Program
By Paul Engelkemier
Chrissy Houlahan, who is running to challenge Congressman Ryan Costello (R-Chester) next year, was added to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s ‘Red to Blue’ program, a program that highlights Democratic candidates.
“An Air Force veteran and executive, Chrissy Houlahan has spent her life in the business and nonprofit sectors working to create jobs and give back to her community,” DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján said.
The DCCC also highlighted Houlahan’s business experience as part of their support.
“As an executive at AND1, Chrissy helped grow the company to approximately $250 million in revenue and created more than 250 jobs in the Philadelphia area. … It’s clear why she’s been able to build one of the strongest campaigns in the country,” Luján said.
The list is not an endorsement from the DCCC, but rather a way to highlight candidates who are putting together campaigns well and hiring professional staff to run help run it. Being named to lists like this often give outside groups the signal to invest in candidates added to them.
Being added to the list also gives candidates access to candidate training, strategic guidance, and fundraising support for candidates to continue to build their campaigns.