DCCC SAYS IT HAS LARGEST BATTLEFIELD IN HISTORY
Alaska Congressman Don Young has been added to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s target list for the 2018 election cycle.
That brings the group’s list to 101 targeted seats.
Young represents a red state that voted for President Donald Trump by a 15-point margin in 2016, but the state has lost thousands of resource jobs and more people are dependent on the government for work or a check of some sort. Some analysts are now rating the state purple — or a toss up.
DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Lujan, however, described the national committee’s strategy as “likely the largest battlefield in history. Democrats are firmly on offense for a variety of reasons, including incredible candidate recruitment, record-breaking fundraising, a historically unpopular Republican agenda, and extensive district level polling showing Democrats already beating or in close competition with their opponents. We have a long way to go and won’t take anything for granted, but are on track to take back the House in November.”