Democracy for America endorses Colin Van Ostern for New Hampshire Governor

This morning, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern for Governor of New Hampshire during a press conference call featuring DFA Executive Director Charles Chamberlain and Van Ostern.

This is DFA’s very first gubernatorial endorsement of the 2016 election cycle and the grassroots PAC’s second endorsement of Van Ostern. DFA previously supported Van Ostern in his successful 2012 race for New Hampshire’s Executive Council.

Statement from DFA Executive Director Charles Chamberlain on the grassroots progressive PAC’s gubernatorial endorsement of Van Ostern:

"Colin Van Ostern has the deeply rooted progressive values, the backbone of steel, and the proven track record of working with the grassroots to fight for the big, bold, populist progressive ideas that our country needs in its leaders and Granite Staters deserve in their Governor." -- Charles Chamberlain, Executive Director, Democracy for America

Statement from Colin Van Ostern on earning the support of DFA’s grassroots members in New Hampshire and across the country:

“With Donald Trump now the presumptive Republican nominee for president, today’s endorsement of our campaign for Governor by one of New Hampshire’s biggest grassroots progressive organizations comes at a critical time in this race.

“Together we can build a stronger economy where everyone has the chance to succeed, not just those at the top.

“I’m honored that Democracy for America will be marshaling their 18,000 New Hampshire members to stand with me in making sure we keep New Hampshire moving forward in this fall's election for Governor.” -- Colin Van Ostern, New Hampshire Executive Councilor

DFA’s endorsement of Van Ostern brings with it a grassroots army of more than 17,800 in New Hampshire and more than 1 million nationwide that has knocked on hundreds of thousands of doors, made over 11.1 million phone calls, and raised and contributed more than $36.6 million to help elect 843 progressive candidates nationwide since 2004.

In the 2016 cycle, DFA has already endorsed Carol Shea-Porter in her bid for New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District.  Previously, DFA led grassroots efforts in the Granite State to encourage Senator Warren to run for President in 2015, helped efforts to flip the State Senate to Democratic control in 2014, and supported Rep. Ann McLane Kuster’s bids for Congress in 2012 and 2010.

Democracy for America (DFA) is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC committed to taking on income inequality, money in politics, and structural racism.

An audio recording of this DFA endorsement press conference call is available here: 

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