Press Releases

Sherrod Brown Wins National Title as ‘Progressive Hero’

November 13, 2012


Released: Oct 26, 2012 1:38 AM

With title, Brown receives final endorsement from Democracy for America

Burlington, VT – Today, Democracy for America (DFA), announced that Sen. Sherrod Brown, an Ohio Democrat, won DFA’s final endorsement and title as the nation’s Senate Progressive Hero.  The Ohio senator beat out Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders for the title through the organization’s month-long contest among its members. 

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Massachusetts Chooses Warren over Brown

November 13, 2012

Released: Nov 6, 2012 9:50 PM

Burlington, VT – Today, Elizabeth Warren defeated Republican incumbent Sen. Scott Brown to become Massachusetts’s next Democratic senator retaking the U.S. Senate seat that once belonged to Sen. Ted Kennedy.  Democracy for America (DFA) is proud to have endorsed Senator-elect Warren as a member of the Dean Dozen, the highest tier of endorsements from the organization.  With it, Warren received…

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Annie Kuster Tosses out Tea Party Member; Agenda

November 13, 2012


Released: Nov 7, 2012 12:04 AM


Burlington, VT – Today, Democracy for America (DFA), celebrated Annie Kuster’s progressive victory over extreme right-winger Charlie Bass in the Granite State. Political pundits from both sides of the aisle closely monitored this race, as a rematch of the 2010 election in which the Tea Party took control of the House.  

“This election was always a choice between two candidates -- one that stands up…

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Tammy Baldwin Wins U.S. Senate Seat

November 13, 2012


Released: Nov 7, 2012 1:18 AM

Burlington, VT – Today, Tammy Baldwin defeated Republican candidate Tommy Thompson to become Wisconsin’s next Democratic Senator and the nation’s first openly gay Senator. Democracy for America (DFA), endorsed Baldwin in August as a member of their Dean Dozen because she will help form a strong progressive coalition in the Senate.

DFA members across the nation contributed more than $67,700 to…

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Voters in Florida’s 26th Congressional District Reject Corruption, Elect Joe Garcia

November 13, 2012

Released: Nov 7, 2012 1:45 AM

Burlington, VT – Today, Democracy for America (DFA), congratulated newly-elected Joe Garcia, a Dean Dozen candidate who won in Florida’s newly created 26th Congressional District. Garcia, who unseated the controversial and corrupt Congressman, David Rivera, will head to Washington to represent the values and opinions of the district. 

“DFA’s poll for our campaign was one of the first conducted in our race…

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Hawaii Sends Hirono to the U.S. Senate

November 13, 2012


Released: Nov 7, 2012 2:24 AM

Burlington, VT – Today, Democracy for America (DFA) celebrated Mazie Hirono’s victory over Republican Governor Linda Lingle to become Hawaii’s next U.S. Senator, and the state’s first female senator. DFA is proud to have endorsed newly-elected Hirono as a member of the Dean Dozen, the highest tier of endorsements from the organization. With it, Hirono received more than $49,900 in support from DFA…

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New Mexico Voters Send Martin Heinrich to Washington

November 13, 2012


Released: Nov 7, 2012 3:00 AM

Burlington, VT – Today, Martin Heinrich defeated Republican Heather Wilson to become New Mexico’s next Democratic Senator.   Democracy for America (DFA), a national progressive political action committee that strives to make the Democratic Party more progressive, endorsed Heinrich as a Dean Dozen candidate in August.  As a member of the Dean Dozen, Heinrich received the organization’s highest tier…

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Mainers Vote for Fairness and Love for Gay and Lesbian Couples

November 13, 2012


Released: Nov 7, 2012 10:32 AM

Burlington, VT – Last night voters in Maine supported marriage equality overturning the 2009 referendum denying gay and lesbian couples the right to marry.  Democracy for America (DFA), an ally in the fight for marriage equality across the country, released the following statement upon learning of the referendum’s passage: 

“With yesterday's victory, Maine residents recognized that love is stronger…

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Ruiz win

November 7, 2012

Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA) celebrated as Dean Dozen candidate Raul Ruiz, a Coachella native who built a strong grassroots network throughout Californias 36 Congressional District, defeated seven term congresswoman Mary Bono Mack. DFA, anational political action committee whose early endorsement helped strengthen the campaign, worked with Ruiz to develop and identify a strong network of activists and supporters who…

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Maine Marriage Vote

November 7, 2012

Burlington, VT Last night voters in Maine supported marriage equality overturning the 2009 referendum denying gay and lesbian couples the right to marry.

Democracy for America (DFA), an ally in the fight for marriage equality across the country, released the following statement upon learning of the referendums passage: With yesterday's victory, Maine residents recognized that love is stronger than fear,said Arshad Hasan, Executive…

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Shea-Porter Victory

November 7, 2012

Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA), celebrated a victory for Carol Shea-Porter in New Hampshire's First Congressional District.

DFA raised more than $44,470 for Shea-Porters campaign from the organizations national membership and hosted five action summits in New Hampshire, each a four-hour training to develop important campaign skills for volunteers.

DFA then turned these super volunteers over to the campaign.In the…

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Heinrich Victory

November 6, 2012

Burlington, VT Today, Martin Heinrich defeated Republican Heather Wilson to become New Mexico's next Democratic Senator.

Democracy for America (DFA), a national progressive political action committee that strives to make the Democratic Party more progressive, endorsed Heinrich as a Dean Dozen candidate in August. With the title of Dean Dozen, Heinrich received the organizations highest tier of endorsement.

Tonight, Heinrichs campaign,…

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Hirono Win

November 6, 2012

Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA) celebrated Mazie Hironos victory over Republican Governor Linda Lingle to become Hawaiis next U.S. Senator, and the states first female senator.

DFA is proud to have endorsed newly-elected Hirono as a member of the Dean Dozen, the highest tier of endorsements from the organization. With it, Hirono received more than $49,900 in support from DFA members.

"Our campaign is greatly humbled…

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Garcia Victory

November 6, 2012

Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA), congratulated newly-elected Joe Garcia, a Dean Dozen candidate who won in Florida's newly created 26th Congressional District.

Garcia, who unseated the controversial and corrupt Congressman, David Rivera, will head to Washington to represent the values and opinions of the district.

"DFA's poll for our campaign was one of the first conducted in our race and it helped put us on the map…

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Baldwin Victory

November 6, 2012

Burlington, VT Today, Tammy Baldwin defeated Republican candidate Tommy Thompson to become Wisconsins next Democratic Senator and the nation's first openly gay Senator.

Democracy for America (DFA), endorsed Baldwin in August as a member of their Dean Dozen because she will help form a strong progressive coalition in the Senate. DFA members across the nation contributed more than $67,700 to Baldwin's campaign. In Wisconsin DFA members…

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