Fresh off his announcement that he pulled in more than $500,000 in campaign donations during the first few months of his campaign, Democrat Ben McAdams has been named to the House Democratic campaign arm's "Red to Blue" program. The designation is reserved for top challengers in Republican districts.
The "Red to Blue" program provides fundraising and support for candidates who are considered to have a good shot at ousting Republican incumbents. McAdams is challenging two-term incumbent Republican Mia Love in Utah's 4th CD.
The total number of Democrats backed by the program comes to 18. Democrats need a net gain of 24 seats to take back control of the House.
“Candidates are our best asset, and we will continue to do everything possible to help them build strong campaign infrastructures, energize the grassroots, and raise the resources needed to spread their message,” said Rep. Ben Ray Luján (N.M.), chairman of the DCCC.
The McAdams/Mia Love matchup could be one of the most hotly contested in the 2018 midterm elections.