The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has named 10th congressional district Democratic candidate Brad Schneider to its "Red-To-Blue" program.
Schneider was among 16 candidates who earned the first spots for the 2016 cycle in the DCCC's program, which "highlights top Democratic campaigns across the country, and offers them financial, communications, grassroots and strategic support."
"Brad Schneider is a proven leader on progressive issues that matter to Illinois voters: fighting for common sense gun violence reform, standing up for a woman's right to choose and protecting seniors' health care," DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Lujan said in a statement. "As a former member of Congress, Brad has the track record, relationships and resources to proudly take back Illinois' 10th district in 2016."
Schneider, the former 10th congressional district representative, is going up against Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering in the March 15 Democratic primary. If he wins, he will face incumbent Republican Bob Dold, who Schneider unseated in 2012. Dold defeated Schneider to regain his seat in 2014.
"Every day I talk to voters throughout Illinois' 10th congressional district who are ready for a proven progressive leader who can fight for them in Washington," Schneider said. "With every grassroots contribution and volunteer shift completed, our campaign is building the organization we need to take back the 10th district for Democrats. I'm proud that our campaign has earned a spot in the selective Red-to-Blue program, and we will build on this momentum to carry us to victory in November."