Democrat Class of 2013-14: Where Are They Now?
Over the last two years, DCCC University has been readying their top recruits to win seats in the House of Representatives in the coming November election. We wanted to give you an update on where they are now. Jerry Cannon (MI-01) Despite Cannon’s status as a “top tier recruit,” a top Democratic SuperPAC canceled its ad reservation amid speculation that Democrats are no longer optimistic about their chances in the district. Martha Robertson (NY-23) Robertson has been underperforming against her GOP opponent and “seems to have flopped.” Ann Callis (IL-13) Callis has “gone nowhere,” and the Democratic House Majority PAC canceled its ad reservation in support of her, suggesting reduced confidence in a Callis victory. Erin Bilbray (NV-03) Bilbray has also “gone nowhere.” Amanda Renteria (CA-21) Her opponent Valadao started out among the 10 most vulnerable Republicans in the country, but now looks to be headed to re-election. Michael Wager (OH-14) Wager’s opponent Joyce started out among the 10 most vulnerable Republicans in the country, but now looks to be headed to re-election. Sean Eldridge (NY-19) A September 2014 poll was released showing Eldridge getting shellacked by 24 points. Kevin Strouse (PA-08) Several political race reports have downgraded his chances of victory, with one even saying “Strouse should barely be considered competitive at this point.” UPDATE: The DCCC University’s graduates aren’t doing well. The DCCC is cutting advertisements in eight races, which is “a signal the party does not see a path to victory for these candidates or races.”