The DCCC Emerging Races list is made up of candidates who have taken traditionally non-competitive districts and, through the strength of their campaigns, put themselves in a position to win in November.So I guess this means that the DCCC thinks Altmire can win. But here's the real news (again from the DCCC website):
“With less than two months to go, the DCCC is excited to give our top candidates the necessary strategic and financial boost they will need to win in November,said Congressman Rahm Emanuel, Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee."See that? FINANCIAL BOOST.
That has to be good news for the Altmire Campaign and bad news for the Hart Campaign.
From the press release:
“I am grateful for this vote of confidence from the DCCC. Their decision to add my campaign to the Emerging Races list clearly demonstrates the strong momentum my campaign has been gaining in recent weeks,” said Altmire.Just think - all this in a district that Missy Hart won with a whopping 63% of the vote two years ago.
The decision by the DCCC to include Altmire’s campaign on the Emerging Races list comes after a recent poll showing a statistical dead heat in Pennsylvania’s 4th district. Vulnerable incumbent Melissa Hart fell under the majority mark with 48% to Altmire’s 44%. These numbers fall within the poll’s 4.9% margin of error.