Getting a little help is always nice.
The Red to Blue Program, created in 2004 and expanded in 2006, works to offer “top-tiered” Democratic campaigns with funding support.
To date, Markey has raised more money than any Democratic challenger to Musgrave and will likely be helped by progressive 527 groups attacking Musgrave with a blitz of TV and radio ads.
The announcement is notable. Red to Blue raised $7.5 million in 2004, which it doled out 27 campaigns across the country. In 2006, it raised nearly $22.6 million for 56 campaigns, giving an average of more than $400,000 per campaign.