Skip to main content Lauds Funding for Recompete Pilot Program In Omnibus

Today, House and Senate Appropriators released the 2023 “Omnibus” spending bill. Included in that legislation is $200 million for the new Recompete Pilot Program, which is a significant accomplishment for rural communities.  We appreciate the leadership of Rep. Derek Kilmer, who sponsored this legislation, which was first authorized by the CHIPs bill. Today, we saw that there is very real funding for this new federal block grant program at the Economic Development Agency (EDA).   [...]

Our Work Was Just Featured on All Things Considered on NPR

For the last four years, our team at has been writing the winning playbook to cut Republican margins in small towns and rural communities. This NPR story proves that our work is starting to break through. Rural voters have a massive impact on the Senate and Supreme Court. In about 20 years, half the U.S. population will live in eight states. That’s why Republicans have focused on consolidating votes in red states and rural areas. [...]

ICYMI: NPR: “Democrats Made Midterm Gains In Rural Areas. Can They Keep Them?”

“Strong performances in states like Illinois, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Washington showed Democrats can sustain and win over rural areas, where Republicans have generally done well. Even in places like North Carolina, Georgia and Colorado, Democrats proved to be competitive, running up margins of past elections and flipping some districts, even if they did not always win. [...]