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VICTORY: DFA says Hoadley’s MI-06 primary win sets up Dems to “deliver a historic upset to” Upton

August 5, 2020

Jon Hoadley just won the Democratic primary in Michigan’s 6th Congressional district delivering an important victory for progressives and giving Democrats a strong shot at defeating 17-term incumbent Republican Rep. Fred Upton in November.

Democracy for America endorsed Hoadley for Congress in March and has supported him in his past races for the Michigan State House.

DFA CEO Yvette Simpson on Jon Hoadley’s Democratic primary victory…

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VICTORY: DFA says Rashida Tlaib’s huge victory in MI-13 is a “clear vote of support”

August 5, 2020

Rashida Tlaib just successfully fought back a primary challenge in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District.

DFA made Tlaib was one of its very first endorsements of the 2020 cycle in March 2019 and was one of her early primary supporters ahead of her 2018 race.

DFA CEO Yvette Simpson on Rashida Tlaib’s 2020 primary victory in Michigan:

“From the very first day of her very first campaign, Rashida Tlaib has known exactly the families…

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VICTORY: DFA celebrates Tishaura Jones’ win in Democratic primary for St. Louis Treasurer

August 5, 2020

Earlier this morning, Tishaura Jones won the Democratic primary in her bid to be reelected Treasurer of the City of St. Louis, MO.

Democracy for America endorsed Jones’ bid for reelection in May. In 2017, DFA supported Jones in her race for Mayor of St. Louis.

DFA CEO Yvette Simpson on Tishuara Jones’ primary victory in the race for Treasurer of St. Louis, MO:

“Tishuara Jones’ record pushing for reform, delivering for working…

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VICTORY: DFA calls Siegel’s TX-10 run-off win a “crystal clear rejection” of corporate Dem playbook

July 14, 2020

Mike Siegel just won the Democratic run-off in Texas’ 10th Congressional district delivering an important win for progressives and giving Democrats a strong shot at defeating Republican Rep. Michael McCaul in November.

Democracy for America endorsed Siegel in April.

DFA CEO Yvette Simpson on Mike Siegel’s run-off victory:

“Mike Siegel’s run-off victory in Texas’ 10th Congressional District is a crystal clear rejection of the false…

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VICTORY: DFA calls Valenzuela’s TX-24 run-off success an “important win for progressives”

July 14, 2020

Candace Valenzuela just won an upset victory in the Democratic runoff in Texas’ 24th Congressional District.

Democracy for America endorsed Valenzuela early last month.

DFA CEO Yvette Simpson on Candace Valenzuela run-off win in TX-24:

“Candace Valenzuela’s victory tonight is an important win for progressives and anyone who believes that it’s critical to build a more representative democracy while fighting to hold the Democratic…

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Democracy for America endorses Paulette Jordan for U.S. Senate in Idaho

July 9, 2020

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Paulette Jordan for U.S. Senate in Idaho. Jordan is the Democratic nominee opposing Republican U.S. Sen. Jim Risch in November.

DFA proudly supported Jordan in her race for governor in 2018, when she became the first woman nominated for Governor by a major party in Idaho and the first Native American woman nominated for Governor in U.S. history. When elected, Jordan will…

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VICTORY: DFA cheered by Dana Balter’s “clear cut victory” in NY-24 primary

June 30, 2020

Dana Balter just won the Democratic primary for the second time in New York’s 24th Congressional District setting her up for a rematch that will end three-term incumbent Rep. John Katko’s career in the U.S. House this November.

DFA, which also strongly supported her in her 2018 race, made Balter one of its first 2020 congressional endorsements in June 2019.

DFA CEO Yvette Simpson on Dana Balter’s primary victory in New York’s 24th…

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VICTORY: Jamaal Bowman’s win NY-16 “one of the biggest upsets in recent progressive history”

June 24, 2020

In a major upset, Jamaal Bowman just won the Democratic primary in New York’s 16th Congressional District over 16-term corporate Democrat Rep. Eliot Engel.

Democracy for America endorsed Bowman’s bid for Congress in April.

DFA CEO Yvette Simpson on Jamaal Bowman’s upset primary victory in New York’s 16th Congressional District:

"Jamaal Bowman delivered one of the biggest upsets in recent progressive history in a victory that…

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VICTORY: DFA celebrates Mondaire Jones’ potentially “history-making” primary victory in NY-17

June 24, 2020

Mondaire Jones just won a wide-open Democratic primary in New York’s 17th Congressional District, setting him on the path to becoming the first Black openly gay man in Congress.

Democracy for America was an early Jones supporter, backing his run for Congress in December 2019.

DFA CEO Yvette Simpson on Mondaire Jones’s primary victory in New York’s 17th Congressional District:

“Tonight’s primary victory not only sets Mondaire Jones on…

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VICTORY: AOC’s decisive win proves she’s “no fluke,” establishes her as a “political powerhouse”

June 23, 2020

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just handily won the Democratic primary in New York’s 14th Congressional District setting her on the path to another general election victory this Fall.

DFA, which also supported AOC ahead of her historic 2018 primary victory, made Ocasio-Cortez’s reelection effort one of its first endorsements of the 2020 election cycle in March 2019.

DFA CEO Yvette Simpson on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s primary reelection…

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As his campaign surges, DFA endorses Charles Booker for U.S. Senate in Kentucky

June 17, 2020

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Charles Booker for U.S. Senate in Kentucky.

Booker is running against 2018 congressional candidate Amy McGrath in the June 23 primary that will determine Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Democratic opponent in November.

Statement from DFA CEO Yvette Simpson on the grassroots group’s endorsement of Charles Booker for U.S. Senate in Kentucky:

“Democracy…

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Democracy for America backs Candace Valenzuela for Congress in TX-24

June 11, 2020

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Candace Valenzuela for Congress in Texas’ 24th Congressional District, a major Democratic target in the 2020 election.

Born and raised in Texas, Candace Valenzuela beat an eighteen-year incumbent in 2017 to become the first Latina and African-American woman to serve on the Carrollton-Farmers Branch school board.

When she’s elected to the U.S. House, Valenzuela will be the…

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Democracy for America endorses Tishaura Jones’ reelection bid for St. Louis (MO) Treasurer

May 14, 2020

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Tishaura Jones in her race for reelection as Treasurer of the City of St. Louis, MO.

Democracy for America proudly supported Jones in her 2017 bid for St. Louis Mayor.

In 2020, the grassroots progressive political action committee is supporting Jones for reelection to a third term as St. Louis’ Treasurer as she works to build on her success banning the box, increasing the…

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Democracy for America endorses Keeda Haynes for Congress in TN-5

May 13, 2020

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Keeda Haynes in her Democratic primary fight against Rep. Jim Cooper, a corporate Democrat running for his 16th non-consecutive term in Congress in Tennessee’s 5th, a congressional district so blue it hasn’t elected a Republican since 1875.

A former Assistant Public Defender in the Metro Nashville Public Defender’s office, Keeda Haynes is passionate about her fight to fix…

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Democracy for America backs Jim Harper for Congress in IN-1

May 7, 2020

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Jim Harper for Congress in the open seat in Indiana’s firmly Democratic First Congressional District.

 Born and raised in Northwest Indiana, Jim Harper has spent much of his professional career serving his community, from fighting to protect veterans seeking disability benefits for injuries they sustained during their service through the national non-profit he founded, to…

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