House Democrats’ Initial Offensive Battlefield Includes 33 Targeted GOP-Held or Open Seats
Washington, D.C. – Today, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairwoman Cheri Bustos announced that Democrats are charging ahead to expand their Majority by laying out the House Democrats’ initial 2020 offensive battlefield. In a detailed memo prepared by the DCCC, Bustos outlined the Committee’s plan to compete and succeed in this initial field of 33 seats which includes 32 GOP held seats and one open seat (North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District).
“2018 was just the tip of the iceberg for Democrats,” said DCCC Chairwoman Cheri Bustos. “Today we are announcing our plan to go on offense and grow our New Democratic Majority. We have a clear path to expanding our Democratic Majority, and by putting our plans in motion earlier in the cycle than ever before, we are demonstrating to Democrats across the country that the political arm of House Democrats is operating in high gear from the start.
“Over the next 21 months, we are going to execute a focused strategy to expand our majority. By recruiting the best candidates, raising the resources needed to equip them with top-notch campaigns, and drawing a clear contrast between our work to strengthen hardworking families with the Washington Republicans’ agenda of blocking progress, we will build a Majority that lasts well into the future.”
See below for a strategy memo that outlines the DCCC’s 2020 offensive strategy.
To: Interested Parties
FR: Cheri Bustos, DCCC Chairwoman & Allison Jaslow, DCCC Executive Director
DT: January 28, 2019
RE: Democrats are Going on Offense
Heading into the 2020 Presidential cycle, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is gearing up for an aggressive effort to fortify and expand our new Democratic Majority.
As the saying goes, the best defense is a good offense, and we couldn’t agree more – especially with the battlefield that lies before us this election cycle.