The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Monday listed North Carolinas District 2, now held by Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers, as an emerging district, meaning one where if Democrats continue to become more competitive, the race will get higher levels of DCCC support.
The DCCC is the campaign arm of Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives. It provides different levels of support to Democrats in all competitive campaigns, but its top level is what it calls Red to Blue races. There are 35 of these races now, including 16 new ones announced on Monday, none of them in North Carolina
The DCCC press release said that Red to Blue races get financial, communications, grassroots, and strategic support.
The emerging district tag doesnt specify support for any particular candidate. The DCCC has a separate category for that, called emerging races.
Three Democrats want to unseat Ellmers: licensed professional counselor Toni Morris of Fayetteville, former state Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco of Asheboro and singer Clay Aiken of Chatham County. Ellmers also has a Republican challenger in the primary, radio talk show host Frank Roche of Cary.