Van Hollen fires back at NYT assertion that Dems will give up on vulnerables

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) fired back Sunday afternoon at a New York Times story that said party leaders were planning a “brutal triage of their own members in hopes of saving enough seats to keep a slim grip on the majority.”

Van Hollen released a statement saying that the story “erroneously” said that the DCCC would redirect resources to two dozen viable campaigns if a review in the next two weeks showed that vulnerables weren’t gaining ground.

“The Members of Congress referenced in the article are all running strong campaigns focused on their solid records and drawing sharp distinctions between themselves and their opponents on the key issues at stake in this election,” Van Hollen said. “The DCCC is heavily invested in these campaigns. In each campaign mentioned, the DCCC has provided and continues to provide support for field operations and other key campaign activities.”

The Hill
9/5/10