Ben Ray Luján Sets Eyes on Mia Love

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is naming seven more candidates to its Red to Blue program, which highlights Democratic recruits who have met certain campaign goals. And Chair Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) has added Congresswoman Mia Love (R-UT) to his list of targets. Love is being challenged by Democratic Salt Lake CountyMayor Ben McAdams. In the 2016 cycle, Trump carried the district with just 39% of the vote. McAdam's entrance into the race prompted Roll Call’s Nathan Gonzales to move the race rating from Solid Republican to Leans Republican. McAdams announced he raised $502,000 in the fourth quarter and has $469,000 in the bank. Inclusion on the Red to Blue list helps candidates stand out to donors. The congressional hopefuls also benefit from guidance and staff resources from the DCCC. “Candidates are our best asset, and we will continue to do everything possible to help them build strong campaign infrastructures, energize the grassroots, and raise the resources needed to spread their message,” Luján said in a statement. See who else made the list of targets here.

Tiffany D. Cross