Washington, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer will make a swing through North Carolina and Florida this week to stump for Democratic challengers in key districts, helping to raise campaign funds and amplify Democrats' message of expanding economic opportunity and making government work for the American people.
On Tuesday, Hoyer will travel to North Carolina to attend a campaign event in support of candidate Kathy Manning (NC-13). An attorney and small business woman, Manning has worked for years as a community leader to expand access to the arts and education in Greensboro. She is running in a district designated by the DCCC as "Red-to-Blue" against freshman Republican Rep. Ted Budd.
Hoyer will be in the Charlotte area on Wednesday, campaigning for candidate Archie Parnell (SC-05). Parnell is a native of Sumter, South Carolina, and served with the U.S. Justice Department before running in the special election held last June, in which he outperformed past Democratic results and nearly won the seat. Now, he is facing off against freshman Republican Rep. Ralph Norman in a rematch, highlighting Norman's dismal record since entering Congress last year.
Later Wednesday, Hoyer will attend an event in support of candidate Dan McCready (NC-09). A veteran Marine Captain who served in Iraq, McCready is a successful small business owner who's created hundreds of good jobs in North Carolina. He is running in NC09, which is designated a DCCC "Red-to-Blue" district, and currently held by Rep. Robert Pittenger.
On Thursday morning, Hoyer travels to Florida, where he will participate in a roundtable discussion on health care alongside candidate Lauren Baer (FL-18). Baer is a foreign policy and national security expert. She is running against freshman Republican Rep. Brian Mast, and FL-18 has been designated a "Red-to-Blue" district.
That afternoon, Hoyer will attend a campaign event for candidate Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26). Mucarsel-Powell first came to the United States as a child from Ecuador, and she began working at age fifteen in her mother's doughnut shop while working to get into college, eventually earning her degree and going to work in the private sector. She is running against incumbent Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo in a "Red-to-Blue" district that Hillary Clinton won by double-digits in 2016.
So far this cycle, Hoyer has made twenty-three trips to campaign for Democratic challengers and incumbents, raising or contributing $6.2 million to win a House majority.