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McIntyre to get help in 2014 from DCCC's "Frontline Program"

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Rep. Mike McIntyre is one of 26 Democrats named to get help in the 2014 election cycle Rep. Mike McIntyre is one of 26 Democrats named to get help in the 2014 election cycle

WASHINGTON, DC (WECT) – Congressman Mike McIntyre (D-NC7) is one of 26 party incumbents included in the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's "Frontline Program".  According to the DCCC, the program is designed to assist the candidates in the 2014 election "by supporting and expanding their fundraising and outreach operations".

"Under the leadership of Representative Tim Walz, the Frontline Program will multiply Members' strengths, and make sure they are positioned to compete and win – so they can continue to address the problems facing America's middle class," DCCC Chairman Steve Israel said in a news release.

According to Politico.com, "there will also be a heavy focus on providing help with fundraising. President Barack Obama has promised to raise money for the House Democratic campaign arm, and party officials say some of that cash will be directed to the vulnerable members."

Rep. McIntyre has already been mentioned by the National Republican Congressional Committee as being "targeted for attention" in 2014. In a January email sent to media, the NRCC included a "memo" from its Executive Director, Liesl Hickey, which identifies McIntyre's 7th District as one that "got even better for Republicans last year".

McIntyre won re-election over his challenger, state Sen. David Rouzer, by less than 1700 votes out of more than 330,000 cast. It was one of the closest margin of any Congressional race in the 2012 General Election, and the closest race of McIntyre's career since winning the seat in 1996. 

Click here to see the list of Frontline members.

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