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

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 (NC Senate - District 41)
  • Mujtaba Mohammed (NC Senate - District 38)
  • Allison Dhale (NC House - District 11)
  • Julie von Haefen (NC House - District 36)
  • Sydney Batch (NC House - District 37)
  • Christy Clark (NC House -  District 98)
  • Yvonka Hall (OH House - District 12)

DFA’s state-level endorsed candidates are a part of its' long-running “Purple to Blue” project, a multi-year effort dedicated to winning state House and Senate chambers across the country. In 2017, DFA’s Purple to Blue project helped elect 27 inclusive populist leaders to state legislative chambers across the country; ran an independent expenditure campaign for a Washington State Senate candidate that was instrumental in helping flip the chamber; and fiercely backed Justin Fairfax in his effort to become Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor and State Senate President.

Federally, DFA is also supporting U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown who is running unopposed in tonight’s Ohio Democratic primary.

As a part of its work in the 2018 election cycle, Democracy for America intends to raise and spend more than $12 million in support of progressive candidates, make more than 2 million voter contacts, and support more than 250 candidates nationwide -- like those we’re following in today’s primary elections -- in running inclusive populist campaigns committed to turning out the New American Majority of people of color and progressive white voters in November.

Democracy for America is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC with more than one million members nationwide committed to taking on income inequality, money in politics, and structural racism. Since 2004, DFA members have raised and spent more than $54 million and made more than 21.9 million volunteer calls to help successfully elect 917 progressive candidates nationwide.

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