Brad Schneider to Co-Chair DCCC Frontline Program to Defend Democrats in Tough Districts


In case you missed it, today POLITICO reported that Congressman Brad Schneider (D-IL) will serve as co-chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline program aimed at defending the most vulnerable Democratic incumbents.

As we begin the 2020 election cycle, the Frontline program will play a critical role defending new House Democrats elected in 2018. Twenty-four Democrats in the freshman class were elected by 5 percentage points or fewer.

"It wasn't long ago that I was a newly elected member from a swing district, and I remember well the important support the DCCC Frontline program offered me," said Schneider. "I'm looking forward to working with my fellow co-chairs to help our current frontline colleagues in the same way, with the resources and guidance they need to effectively serve their constituents and earn re-election. I could not be more thrilled to work under the leadership of my friend and new DCCC Chair Cheri Bustos to protect and further expand the Blue Wave of 2018.”

From Politico:

DCCC announces heads of recruitment, Frontline programs for 2020
By LAURA BARRÓN-LÓPEZ 01/09/2019 12:33 PM EST

Democratic Reps. Ami Bera of California, Suzan DelBene of Washington and Brad Schneider of Illinois will manage the Frontline program, which is tasked with defending tough districts held by Democrats. Twenty-four Democrats won by less than 5 percentage points in 2018.

The DCCC is expected to announce the first round of members included in the Frontline program as early as this month.