Openly gay congressional candidate Eric Sorensen has been named to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's "Red to Blue" list.
According to a press release, the "list is a highly competitive, cycle-tested program that strengthens top-tier candidates, who have the best chance to win, with organizational and fundraising support to help them continue to develop strong campaigns. This recognition highlights the campaign's accelerating momentum and that IL-17 is key to holding the Democratic House majority."
On June 28, Sorensen, a former meteorologist, won the primary race to eventually fill the 17th District seat that U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos is vacating. Sorensen, a Moline resident, has pledged that, if elected, he will make climate change a key issue on behalf of constituents.
"I am proud of the grassroots, people-powered campaign that we have built here in Central and Northwest Illinois," Sorensen said in a statement. "The path to controlling Congress runs right through IL-17, and I'm grateful to have the DCCC's support as we work to connect with voters across the district. Our momentum continues to grow because voters know that their trusted meteorologist is the best choice to represent them in Congress."
His campaign website is www.ericforillinois.com .