The Hill: DCCC reaches out to Netroots

With an eye to 2008, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is off to an early start in fostering its relationship with Netroots, The Hill reports.

According to The Hill, DCCC chairman, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (Md.), has committed to participating in a monthly conference call with bloggers and has talked to several on an individual basis since taking the post earlier this month. Also DCCC’s executive director, Brian Wolff, has close ties to Netroots activists. Chris Bowers of Mydd is positive to the close ties and suggest that the relationship is already paying off. “I think we already see it paying off as there are now strong Netroots and grassroots requirements for frontline candidates,” Bowers told The Hill.