Dean Dozen $$ Release

Progressive Group

Over-Performs in Fundraising Goals

Burlington, VT

Today, Democracy for America (DFA), announced that it has exceeded fundraising

expectations for the 12 Dean Dozen candidates, raising over $340,000 this

quarter. These 12 endorsed candidates (comprised of Carol Shea-Porter, Ann

McLane Kuster, Joe Miklosi, Shelli Yoder, Jose Hernandez, Martin Heinrich, Raul

Ruiz, Kathryn Boockvar, Mazie Hirono, Manan Trivedi, Tammy Baldwin, and

Elizabeth Warren) are the organizations primary focus from now until Election

Day. DFA, on announcing the endorsement

promised to raise each candidate $20,000 dollars. At this point, the

organization has raised over $25,000 for each Dean Dozen candidate.

"Grassroots support for our Dean Dozen continues to pour in,said Jim Dean, Chair

of DFA.The enthusiasm gap is a bunch of baloney grassroots

support for progressive candidates remains incredibly strong. Not only have we been able to exceed fundraising

expectations, our members are committed to electing strong progressive Democrats

this November.

By gaining the honored endorsement title of the Dean Dozen, DFA committed to:


cross-endorsement from Democracy for America Founder, Governor Howard Dean,

A commitment to

raise an additional $20,000 in small donations from DFAs national membership,

A contribution of

$5,000 in financial and in-kind support from Democracy for Americas PAC over

the course of the campaign,


organizing support from DFAs regional field organizers, and

The campaign will

receive priority in the DFA Dialer, a call-out-the-vote tool where DFA members

make tens of thousands of calls to voters in a given day.

While DFA continues to raise money for the Dean Dozen candidates, the

organization begins its DFA Dialer shifts this week. In DFAs own get-out-the-vote tool, millions

of members from across the country have the ability to make calls for

progressive candidates from the comfort of their own home.

DFAs political staff extensively vetted each campaign in an effort to

gain a better understanding and insight to whether each candidate being

considered has what it takes to win in November.



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Committee. With over one million members nationwide, DFA is a grassroots

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