Will Rollins Added to DCCC’s Coveted ‘Red to Blue’ Program

Will Rollins has been added to the first round of the highly competitive ‘Red to Blue’ program, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced today that signaling that the DCCC is invested in providing Rollins, a top-tier candidate, with the support needed to continue building a winning campaign as he runs for California’s 41st Congressional District.

It includes the cities of Palm Springs, Menifee, Calimesa, Norco, Lake Elsinore, Wildomar, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, and most of Corona.

Rollins is seeking a rematch this year with incumbent Rep. Republican Ken Calvert. Rollins, who lives in Palm Springs, lost by roughly 11,000 votes against Calvert in the 2022 general election.

“As a former federal prosecutor, Will Rollins has spent years holding criminals accountable and prioritizing the safety of Inland Empire families. In Congress, he’ll use that experience to fight against extremism, take on corporate price-gougers that are making life more expensive for Southern Californians, and deliver real solutions for his community. Rollins is more than ready to defeat Ken Calvert,” said DCCC Chair Rep. Suzan DelBene.

Rollins is a former federal prosecutor who has spent his career taking on counterterrorism cases and working to keep Inland Empire residents safe. For five years, Will served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Terrorism and Export Crimes Section of the National Security Division, where he helped prosecute some of the insurrectionists who attacked the U.S. Capitol on January 6th. Additionally, he helped the FBI respond to threats from ISIS, the Sinaloa cartel, and Al Qaeda terrorists.

Rollins was the Democratic nominee for Congress in CA-41 in 2022, and significantly overperformed the fundamentals of the district – coming closer than any candidate has to unseating the 30-year incumbent Ken Calvert in over a decade.

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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