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The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is holding a candidate training session today in DC, for "more than 100 candidates from 36 different states." Unfortunately, the D-Trip isn't putting out a list of attendees, but many campaigns are quite public about their attendance. So I wanted to see if we could try to crowdsource at least a partial list of Democratic candidates who are at the DCCC's event, since many may have put out press release or received media mentions. For instance, that PA-08's Cynthia Philo is there:
Doylestown Township Supervisor Cynthia Philo met with Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee officials in the nation’s capital Tuesday as she considers running for the 8th Congressional District seat held by Republican Mike Fitzpatrick.
In a short cellphone conversation Tuesday, Philo confirmed she was on her way to Washington. In an email later Tuesday, she said she was in and out of meetings.
Seven liberal House candidates in town this week for Democratic meetings plan to deliver more than 20,000 petitions to Speaker John Boehner’s office this afternoon from people saying they “stand with the 99%.” Participating in the rally, organized by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, are Eric Griego (NM-1), Lois Frankel (FL-22), Ilya Sheyman (IL-10), Marko Liias (WA-1), Franke Wilmer (MT-AL), Wenona Benally Baldenegro (AZ-1) and Lori Saldana (CA-52). This is part of the broader effort among would-be elected officials on the left to both channel and lay claim to the energy of Occupy Wall Street activists. So far they have had relatively little success.
What others have you seen? Please post links in comments!
The committee highlighted eight of the candidates attending: Iowa’s Christie Vilsack, Indiana’s Brendan Mullen, California’s José Hernández, Wisconsin’s Jamie Wall, North Dakota’s Pam Gulleson, California’s Raul Ruiz, Florida’s Val Demings and Oklahoma’s Rob Wallace.