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DCCC ranks Charlie Justice’s challenge to Bill Young as one of 9 ’emerging’ races to watch

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For Charlie Justice, the glass can be seen as either half-full or half-empty. No, his campaign did not make the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s list of 26 races to watch, but he did make the next list of 9 “emerging” races which, I guess, the DCCC also wants us all to watch. From the presser:

Reflecting Democrats’ efforts to stay on offense this cycle, today the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is announcing several races to watch this year. In each of these races, Democratic candidates have generated excitement in their districts for their campaigns to create jobs and help fix the economic mess that the Republicans created.

“These strong candidates are getting the attention of folks back home because of their willingness to be independent voices for their districts and prevent a return to the same failed Bush policies that drove America into an economic ditch,” said Jon Vogel of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “As these strong candidates continue building excitement for their campaigns to create jobs and help middle class families back home, the DCCC will help them become even more competitive in November.

Complete list here.

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