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Monday, March 3, 2014

Wager for Congress campaign gets boost from DCCC

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has added Ohio 14th Congressional District candidate Michael Wager to its Red to Blue program as an Emerging Race.

The DCCC’s Red to Blue program highlights top Democratic campaigns across the country, and offers them financial, communications, grassroots, and strategic support.

The program introduces Democratic supporters to new, competitive candidates in order to help expand the fundraising base for these campaigns.

Emerging Races highlights candidates and districts that are considered to be increasing competitive.

Wager, a Moreland Hills attorney and a former chairman of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga Port Authority, is unopposed in the May 6 Democratic Party primary.

For the Nov. 4 general election, Wager is slated to face the winner of the GOP primary between incumbent U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce of Russell Township and state Rep. Matt Lynch of Bainbridge Township, and also David Macko of Solon who is unopposed in the Libertarian Party primary.

“I am honored by the outpouring of support we’ve had in Ohio’s 14th Congressional District, as Ohio residents have joined our grassroots campaign to stand up for middle class families and build an economy that works for everyone,” Wager said in a news release. “The early strength our campaign has demonstrated led us to earn a spot as an Emerging Race in the Red to Blue program, and it means we have the support, confidence, and momentum it takes to win in November, and bring commonsense solutions to Washington.”

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel said in a news release that Wager is committed to what Ohio voters care about most: growing the middle class, spurring the economy, and creating more jobs.

“Michael is working hard to put this seat in play so he can fight to lift middle class incomes and will work together to find solutions for Ohio families,” Israel said. “He is a commonsense leader who is steadfastly committed to getting Ohio’s economy moving again and helping local businesses expand and hire new workers.”

John Arthur Hutchison
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