DFA backs Charles Booker for 2022 Senate rematch in Kentucky
(Vermont) -- Democracy for America (DFA) endorses Charles Booker for U.S. Senate in Kentucky, ahead of the 2022 race. Booker is a lifelong resident of Kentucky and a former member of the State House of Representatives. During his time in office, he was the state’s youngest Black lawmaker.
DFA backed Booker in 2020 during his initial run for Senate against Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, this is the group’s first Senate rematch endorsement of the 2022 cycle.
“Charles Booker shook the establishment to its core last year and sparked a progressive movement for the people of the Bluegrass State,” said Yvette Simpson, CEO. “This year, his campaign is picking up on that momentum to deliver a win for democracy in a matchup against anti-democratic, Trump-supporting Rand Paul. DFA couldn’t be more thrilled to be backing him on day one of his campaign.
“Time is up in Kentucky for leadership that doesn’t serve the best interests of its citizens. The Commonwealth has one of the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates and one of the highest rates of poverty. Kentuckians have suffered because of the current out-of-touch leadership that is more focused on partisan politics than the well-being of its constituents. Charles Booker understands what is possible when we invest in people, not corporate profits. DFA is jumping in with both feet to help Booker win, and looks forward to working with him and his team for years to come.”
“For years, Democracy for America has been on the front lines of the fight to build a more fair and equitable world,” said Charles Booker. “That’s what our campaign is all about, which is why I’m honored to have their support. Together, I believe we can transform our Commonwealth and our nation to build a society that works for everyone.”
Democracy for America has 13,351 members in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and more than a million members nationwide.