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Democracy for America endorses Ilhan Omar for U.S. House in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District

June 15, 2018

Democracy for America (DFA) today endorsed Ilhan Omar in the race to replace progressive champion Keith Ellison as the U.S. Representative for Minnesota's 5th Congressional District.

DFA has 22,942 members in Minnesota and more than one million members nationwide.

DFA Chair Jim Dean on the grassroots progressive organization's decision to strongly back Ilhan Omar in her race for Congress in the MN-05:

"State Representative Ilhan Omar

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VICTORY: DFA revels in Ammar Campa-Najjar win in California’s 50th Congressional District

June 6, 2018

This afternoon, the Associated Press declared Ammar Campa-Najjar the winner of one of the top-two spots in the race to flip California's 50th Congressional District to Democrats in November.

DFA Chair Jim Dean on Campa-Najjar primary victory in the CA-50:

"Ammar Campa-Najjar won a top-two spot in this critical primary race because he ran a campaign not beholden to Washington insiders, committed to an inclusive populist agenda focused…

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VICTORY: DFA excited by Kevin de León top-two finish in California U.S. Senate primary

June 6, 2018

This morning, the Associated Press declared Kevin de León the winner of one of the top two spots on November's general election ballot in the race for U.S. Senate in California.

Democracy for America (DFA) was a strong, early supporter of de León's campaign for U.S. Senate after endorsing him on the day he entered the race in October 2017.

DFA Chair Jim Dean on Kevin de León winning a ticket to the general election for U.S. Senate in…

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VICTORY: DFA cheers Mike Levin’s primary win in California’s 49th Congressional District

June 6, 2018

Early this morning, Mike Levin won one of the top-two spots in the race to flip California's 49th Congressional District to Democrats in November.

DFA Chair Jim Dean on Mike Levin's primary top-two victory in the CA-49:

"Darrell Issa retired because he was afraid of facing a candidate like progressive Mike Levine who's capable of uniting Democrats with his commitment to confronting Donald Trump's hate-fueled agenda and running a…

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VICTORY: DFA celebrates Katie Porter’s win in California’s 45th Congressional District

June 6, 2018

Early this morning, Katie Porter won one of the top two spots in the race to flip California's 45th Congressional District to Democrats in November.

Democracy for America (DFA) was a fierce supporter of Porter's race in the 45th with its one million members nationwide making more than 43,400 of calls to directly voters in the district to help Porter, an ally of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, defeat a corporate Democrat.

DFA Chair Jim Dean on…

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June 5 Primaries: DFA watching California U.S. Senate, U.S. House, key District Attorney races

June 5, 2018

While today is one of the largest primary days of the 2018 cycle, much of the country's eyes, including Democracy for America's (DFA), are on the races in the bright blue, progressive state of California.

Today, DFA is paying particularly close attention to California's primaries for U.S. Senate, five U.S. House races that will be critical to helping Democrats retake the chamber in November, and six key fights for District Attorney…

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VICTORY: DFA revels in Ortiz Jones’ victory in run-off in Texas’ 23rd Congressional District

May 22, 2018

Gina Ortiz Jones just won the Democratic primary runoff in Texas' 23rd Congressional District.

Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Ortiz Jones' campaign for congress in January.

DFA's Jim Dean on Gina Ortiz Jones's victory in the Democratic runoff in Texas' 23rd Congressional District:

"As an Air Force veteran, a member of the LGBTQ community, and a first-generation American, Gina Ortiz Jones will not only blaze a new trail as the…
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VICTORY: DFA celebrates Abrams victory in GA Gubernatorial primary!

May 22, 2018

Stacey Abrams just won Georgia's Democratic gubernatorial primary -- and one important step closer to becoming the country's first African-American woman to lead a state as governor

A proud early backer, Democracy for America (DFA) encouraged its members to pledge their support for Abrams ahead of a potential run in May 2017 and formally endorsed her on the day she entered the race for governor weeks later.

DFA's Jim Dean on Stacey…

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Democracy for America endorses candidates for Lt. Governor in Wisconsin, Hawaii, Rhode Island

May 18, 2018

National progressive group backs Barnes (WI), Green (HI), Regunberg (RI) in critical state contests


Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of three candidates running for Lieutenant Governor in states across the country --  Mandela Barnes in Wisconsin, Josh Green in Hawaii, and Aaron Regunberg in Rhode Island.

Democracy for America is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC with 1 million members across…

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DFA backs Liz Watson for U.S. House in Indiana’s 9th Congressional District

May 17, 2018

Democracy for America (DFA) today endorsed Liz Watson in her effort to defeat fringe right Republican Trey Hollingsworth and become Indiana’s 9th Congressional District’s next member of Congress.

DFA Chair Jim Dean on the grassroots progressive organization’s decision to strongly back Liz Watson in her general election fight:

“Democracy for America could not be more thrilled to endorsed Liz Watson for Congress because she’s building a…

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VICTORY: DFA celebrates Paulette Jordan’s history-making win in Idaho Gubernatorial primary

May 16, 2018

Paulette Jordan just won the Democratic gubernatorial primary in Idaho -- and is on her way to becoming as the first Native American in U.S. History to lead a state as governor.

Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Jordan’s campaign for Governor in March.

DFA’s Jim Dean on Paulette Jordan’s victory in Idaho’s gubernatorial primary:

"When insiders tried to shut down Paulette Jordan’s campaign down before it even began, she ignored the…

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May 15 Primaries: DFA closely watching ID Gubernatorial, PA U.S.House & State Legislative races

May 15, 2018

While Democrats have a number of exciting races across the country tonight, Democracy for America (DFA) will be paying particularly close attention to the Democratic primaries for Governor of Idaho and numerous races for U.S. House and the State Legislature across Pennsylvania.

DFA-endorsed statewide, federal, and state-legislative candidates running in today’s primary elections include:

  • Paulette Jordan (ID - Governor)
  • Greg Edwards
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DFA, PCCC back Balter (NY-24), Campa-Najjar (CA-50) to flip two key swing districts

May 11, 2018

Today, the Democracy for America (DFA) and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) proudly endorsed bold progressive congressional candidates Dana Balter (NY-24) and Ammar Campa-Najjar (CA-50). Both candidates would flip red districts blue with their victories in November, and could possibly be the swing district to take back the House for Democrats.

Statement from DFA Chair Jim Dean on the grassroots group endorsement of…

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DFA: “Blood is on Trump’s hands” following Iran Deal withdrawal, “underscores stakes of [2018]...”

May 8, 2018

Momentarily, Donald Trump is going to isolate the United States diplomatically by announcing his decision to withdraw the country from the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA).

Democracy for America (DFA) has been a strong, grassroots supporter of President Obama's diplomatic breakthrough with Iran since it was first made in 2015.

Here's a statement from DFA Chair Jim Dean on Trump's disastrous withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal:

"Donald…

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During May 8 primaries, DFA closely following 10 state-level candidates in IN, NC, OH

May 8, 2018

As primary election results begin filtering in tonight, Democracy for America (DFA) will be closely monitoring the success of it’s 10 endorsed state-level candidates in Indiana, North Carolina, and Ohio.

DFA state and municipal-level endorsed candidates running in today’s primary elections include:

  • Anna Murray (IN Senate - District 46)
  • Sherry Shipley (IN Senate - District 22)
  • Amie Neiling (IN House - District 32)
  • Natasha Marcus…
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