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VA02 Democratic Candidate Missy Cotter Smasal Added to DCCC’s Coveted ‘Red to Blue’ Program

"Voters want sensible leadership that will work for them, not a representative beholden to an extreme MAGA agenda."

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From the DCCC:

Missy Cotter Smasal Added to DCCC’s Coveted ‘Red to Blue’ Program

Missy Cotter Smasal will flip Coastal Virginia blue and help take back the House majority

Today, the DCCC announced that Missy Cotter Smasal has been added to the first round of its highly competitive ‘Red to Blue’ program, signaling that the DCCC is invested in providing Missy, a top-tier candidate, with the support needed to continue building a winning campaign as she runs for Virginia’s Second Congressional District.

“Missy Cotter Smasal has the experience, background, and momentum to take on Jen Kiggans and give Coastal Virginians the advocate in Congress that they deserve. Kiggans repeatedly voted to cut resources for veterans and is actively working to restrict abortion access across the Commonwealth. Voters want sensible leadership that will work for them, not a representative beholden to an extreme MAGA agenda. That’s why Missy will flip this district and deliver results for Coastal Virginians,” said DCCC Chair Rep. Suzan DelBene.

Missy Cotter Smasal is a Navy veteran, former small business owner, and mom who understands the needs of Coastal Virginians. Missy’s call to public service, exemplified by her time in the Navy and the bipartisan Chesapeake Bay Commission, is why she will always put country over party to get things done for veterans, active service members, and working class families. Jen Kiggans has been a rubber stamp for the MAGA agenda, voting to restrict abortion and claiming to want the same things as her “teammate” Marjorie Taylor Greene.

President Biden won Virginia’s Second Congressional District in 2020. This district also overlaps with VA House District 97 and House District 84, which were both won by the Democratic candidates in the 2023 state legislative elections and were key to flipping the VA House of Delegates to Democratic control.

Missy has consolidated political support across the district, including key endorsements from local and statewide leaders.

Red to Blue is a highly competitive and battle-tested DCCC program that arms top-tier candidates with organizational and fundraising support to help them continue building winning campaigns. Additionally, through Red to Blue the DCCC provides strategic guidance, staff resources, candidate trainings, and more.

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