Wednesday, September 10, 2008

National Dems embrace Kryzan ...

According to a story on Rochester Turning, the Democratic Party - which had pledged its full support to Jon Powers - has now offered that support to Democratic Primary winner Alice Kryzan.

Following her victory in the Democratic Primary in New York’s 26th Congressional District, Alice Kryzan has immediately been added to the DCCC’s Red to Blue program for open seats. Alice Kryzan earned a spot in the competitive program by establishing significant local support and skillfully showing New York’s voters that she stands for change and will represent new priorities.

“Congratulations to Alice Kryzan on her primary victory,” said DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen. “Alice Kryzan is a strong leader who will fight to make college and health care more affordable, and lower gas prices. Alice Kryzan will be a formidable candidate in the general election. With 55 days left to make her case to the voters of the 26th district, the Red to Blue program will give Alice the financial and structural edge to be even more competitive.”

The Red to Blue program highlights top Democratic campaigns across the country, and offers them financial, communications, and strategic support. The program introduces Democratic supporters to new, competitive candidates in order to help expand the fundraising base for their campaigns.

Rochester Turning asks if that means the DCCC will now spend money on Kryzan because apparently the DCCC had said it was spending $2.7 million between three races - including the 26th - but hadn't ponied up. Maybe they were waiting to make sure Powers got past the primary?