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DCCC picks Fla stars among congressional challengers



The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee today named 36 congressional seat for its "Red to Blue" of highly targetted seats across the country and highlighted a couple Florida Democratic contenders, Keith Fitzgerald in the Sarasota area challenging Vern Buchanan and Val Demings in the Orlando area district represented by Daniel Webster.

The DCCC named District 22, now held by Allen West, as Red to Blue District and did not take sides in the tough primary between Lois Frankel and Patrick Murphy.

It named Alan Grayson a "majority maker," meaning he's a candidate in a strong Democratic district, though it's unclear which district he (or Demings) will wind up in. State Rep. Leonard Bembry, hoping to take on Steve Southerland in District 2, was cited as part of an “emerging race” which could be competitive. 

[Last modified: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 5:18pm]


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