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by WorkingDem


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. Emerging Races candidates represent the new direction that American voters are searching for and all have pledged to put the priorities of middle class families first when they get to Washington.

“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. “Americans are looking for new leadership and a new direction and these Democratic candidates will put middle-class families first when they get to Washington.”

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Larry Kissell


The Godfather of the DCCC Emerging Races, Larry showed us the way, first with the $1.22 gas rally, then motivating nearly 1,000 volunteers in one day, ultimately pulling into a statisitical dead heat with his fat cat opponent Robin Hayes. Go Larry, Go!

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Victoria Wulsin


Dr. Victoria Wulsin is not a professional politician, but she has already proven herself to be a tireless and effective campaigner. The Cincinnati Enquirer endorsed her for the Democratic primary, saying, “Wulsin has the passion and the skills to carry the Democratic torch in this important House race.” She won the Democratic Primary handily, and she now stands ready to beat her unpopular opponent in the November election.

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Tim Walz


Tim Walz was born in West Point, Nebraska on April 6, 1964. Raised in a rural community, Walz spent his summers farming with his extended family. Prior to graduating from high school, Tim enlisted in the Army National Guard at the age of 17. In 1989, Walz earned a B.S. in social science education from Chadron State College in Nebraska and spent the following two years teaching high school students in China. Married in 1994, Tim and Gwen Walz moved from Nebraska to Mankato, Minnesota two years later. The couple accepted positions teaching and coaching at Mankato West High School where Tim continues to teach today.

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Ellen Simon


Ellen Simon has fought for the rights of individuals and families her entire life. For more than 25 years, Ellen has been a civil rights attorney, an advocate and a community activist working tirelessly to protect the rights of individuals against special interests in this country. She has been an active volunteer in hospice care for the elderly and understands the struggles Arizona’s working families face everyday.

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Robert Shamansky


Bob Shamansky has dedicated his life to Central Ohio and its communities. Born and raised in the Columbus area, Bob attended The Ohio State University, graduating cum laude with High Distinction in Political Science, gaining membership in the exclusive academic honor society of Phi Beta Kappa. A Korean War veteran, Bob saw active duty 1950-52 as a Special Agent in the United States Army's Counter-Intelligence Corps (CIC). Let's send Bob to Congress.

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Dan Seals


Dan returned to Chicago to attend the University of Chicago, where he received an M.B.A. Upon graduation he joined Sprint, where he managed programs responsible for half a billion dollars of revenue annually. He now works for GE Commercial Finance, where he is the Director of Marketing for a real estate lending business.

Dan Seals and his family live in Wilmette with his wife, Mia, and two daughters. He is a volunteer for the Youth Organization Umbrella (Y.O.U.) of Evanston and for the United Way.

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Maxine Moul


The granddaughter of Swedish immigrants, Maxine Moul was raised on a 160-acre farm in Burt County, near Oakland. She graduated from Oakland High School and received her bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1969.

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David Mejias


Dave Mejias was born and raised on Long Island. Dave's father was an anti-Castro, pro-democracy activist in Cuba and his mother is a retired union member who came to Long Island in search of a better life. In Congress, Dave will use his energy, integrity and experience to help fix the mess that George Bush, Peter King and Republicans in Congress keep making worse.

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Jerry McNerney


As an engineer and energy specialist, Jerry would bring a unique and critical perspective to Congress. Jerry’s signature issue will be clean energy, and he is determined to help guide and direct our nation to a sustainable energy policy that will provide the basis for a healthy, prosperous, and secure economy for future generations.

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Eric Massa


Following his retirement from the Navy, Eric Massa and his family decided to settle in Corning, New York, where they reside today. His professional time, since retirement from the U.S. Navy, has been spent in management positions at Corning, Inc. and as Staff Member of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee, where he worked on Congressional Staff in oversight of naval construction and procurement. Massa was a Senior Advisor to General Clark’s Presidential campaign in 2004 based in New Hampshire. He also performed work as an international business consultant. Eric Massa and is now fully engaged in a campaign to bring a higher standard of leadership to Washington DC.

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Tim Mahoney


Tim Mahoney is the co-founder, Chairman and COO of vFinance, Inc, and the founder and President of the Center for Innovative Entrepreneurship. Since its inception four years ago, vFinance has grown to become a $26 million provider of financial services in the Retail Brokerage, Investment Banking and Institutional Service businesses. The firm focuses on the needs of high net worth investors and high growth companies. The company manages in excess of $1 billion of client assets and has over 200 professionals located in more than 30 offices nationwide. Mr. Mahoney holds a BA degree in Computer Science and Business from West Virginia University and a MBA from George Washington University.

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Peter Goldmark


Peter Goldmark started his education in a one-room schoolhouse at Duley Lake near Okanogan, Washington. He went to high school in Okanogan and graduated in 1967 from Haverford College near Philadelphia. After receiving his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1971, he traveled to Harvard University for a post-doctoral fellowship in neurobiology. Following his marriage in 1972, he moved back to Okanogan with his wife, Georgia. Together, they raised their five children on the family ranch. Sadly, Georgia succumbed to cancer in 2003.

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Judy Feder


Judy Feder is Professor and Dean of the Georgetown Public Policy Institute. She is one of the nation’s leaders in health policy- most particularly, in efforts to understand and improve the nations’ health insurance system. A widely published scholar, her three decades of policy research began at the Brookings Institution, continued at the Urban Institute, and since 1984, has flourished at the Georgetown University. Her expertise on the uninsured, Medicare, Medicaid, and long-term care is regularly drawn upon by members of Congress, Executive officials, and the national media.

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Jack Davis


With expertise in manufacturing that spans 40 years, Jack Davis is on a mission to save jobs, farms and industries from government policies that have moved many American jobs out of the country, while undermining the ability of American workers to compete with low-wage earners in other countries and decimating the American middle class.

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Charlie Brown


Born in Iowa, Charlie grew up in small farm towns, doing farm work and absorbing strong mid-Western values. He received a Congressional Appointment to the U. S. Air Force Academy and graduated in 1972. As a rescue helicopter pilot based in Thailand at the end of the Vietnam War, he participated in the evacuation of Phnom Penh, and the Mayaguez incident where he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his actions.

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John Yarmuth


John Yarmuth, Democratic candidate for U. S. Congress from Kentucky’s 3rd District, brings a lifetime of involvement in public affairs to the campaign.

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