U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart, D-Belleville, began serving in the U.S. House only two months ago, but already the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is pursuing to defend Enyart and 25 other vulnerable Democrats in 2014.
The DCCC has announced that Enyart, who represents the 12th U.S. House District, 18 other Democratic freshmen House members, plus seven more veteran House Democrats, will receive substantial financial and logistical help with their 2014 re-election campaigns as part of the DCCC's Frontline program.
Included in the list of 26 Frontline Democrats are two other Illinois Democrats: U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider, who represents the 10th House District, and U.S. Rep. Cherie Bustos, who represents the 17th House District, according to a DCCC announcement.
Enyart, 63, defeated Republican Jason Plummer in the Nov. 6 general election. Enyart is a Belleville attorney who last year retired as commander of the Illinois National Guard. Enyart replaced U.S. Rep. Jerry Costello, D-Belleville, who retired after representing the 12th District for more than 24 years.