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VICTORY: DFA-endorsed Randy Bryce wins U.S. House primary in Wisconsin’s 1st

August 14, 2018

Randy Bryce just won the Democratic Primary in Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District and is now set to take on Paul Ryan's handpicked successor in November.

Democracy for America was an early endorser of Bryce and the first national, multi-issue progressive group to back him in his race for Congress.

Statement from Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on Randy Bryce's primary victory in the WI-01:

"Randy Bryce's campaign inspired…

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VICTORY: DFA cheers Ilhan Omar’s success in Minnesota’s 5th U.S. House primary

August 14, 2018

Ilhan Omar just won her primary in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Democracy for America endorsed Omar shortly after she entered the race in June 2018.

Statement from Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on Ilhan Omar's big win in the race for Congress in Minnesota's 5th:

"Ilhan Omar's primary win tonight is a huge victory for working families in Minnesota's 5th and everyone who knows that Congress could use a few more…

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VICTORY: DFA celebrates Jahana Hayes’ win in U.S. House primary in Connecticut’s 5th

August 14, 2018

Jahana Hayes just won her competitive Democratic primary in Connecticut's 5th Congressional District. Democracy for America endorsed Hayes last week.

Statement from Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on Jahana Hayes big win in the race for U.S. House in Connecticut's 5th:

"Jahana Hayes' primary victory tonight is a tremendous win for anyone who believes that Congress can't work for the country until it starts to look more like the…

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VICTORY: DFA celebrates Josh Green’s primary win in Hawaii Lieutenant Governor race

August 12, 2018

Last night, Josh Green won the Democratic Primary in the race for Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii. Democracy for America members strongly endorsed Green for Lieutenant Governor, a long-time ally of DFA, back in May.

Statement form Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on Josh Green's victory in the Democratic Primary for Hawaii Lieutenant Governor:

"Dr. Josh Green's victory in Hawaii's Democratic Primary for Lieutenant Governor is a…

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Democracy for America endorses Jahana Hayes Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District

August 10, 2018

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Jahana Hayes in her fight to represent Connecticut's 5th Congressional District.

Democracy for America has 16,594 members in Connecticut including 3,640 members in Connecticut's 5th Congressional District alone.

DFA Chair Jim Dean on the grassroots progressive organization's decision to back Jahana Hayes in her race for Congress in the CT-5:

"An award-winning teacher with deep ties to her…

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VICTORY: DFA hails Rashida Tlaib’s history-making congressional primary win in Michigan’s 13th

August 8, 2018

Early this morning, Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) won a hard-fought primary in a critical Democratic stronghold in Michigan previously represented by Congressman John Conyers.

Statement from Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on Rashida Tlaib's victory in Michigan's 13th Congressional District:

"Rashida Tlaib's win today is a huge victory for Detroiters, the progressive movement, and anyone who believes we need more fearless champions for…

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VICTORY: DFA on Wesley Bell’s victory over 20+ year incumbent in St. Louis County prosecutor primary

August 7, 2018

Wesley Bell just won a major upset in his primary challenge of a 20+ year incumbent for St. Louis County (MO) prosecutor. Democracy for America endorsed Bell in the race in mid July.

Statement from Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on Wesley Bell's transformative victory in the race for St. Louis County Prosecutor:

"We can't fundamentally reform our criminal justice system if we don't change our criminal prosecutors, and that's…

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VICTORY: Democracy for America celebrates James Thompson’s victory in Kansas’s 4th primary

August 7, 2018

James Thompson just won his primary in Kansas's 4th Congressional District.

DFA was a strong supporter of Thompson in his 2017 special election race and is supporting him once again in his race against his now incumbent Republican rival.

Statement from Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on James Thompson's 2018 primary victory in Kansas's 4th Congressional District:

"James Thompson's shockingly strong showing in his 2017 special…

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August 7 Primaries: DFA watching Gubernatorial, House, local races in MI, MO, KS

August 7, 2018

Today, during the first round of August 2018 primaries, Democracy for America (DFA) is paying particularly close attention to Abdul El-Sayed's trailblazing race for Governor of Michigan, four U.S. House races spread across three Midwest states, and a county prosecutor contest critical to the fight for criminal justice reform in St. Louis County, Missouri.

DFA-endorsed federal and local candidates running in competitive primary elections…

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Democracy for America backs Cori Bush in Missouri’s 1st Congressional District

August 1, 2018

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Cori Bush in her primary fight for Missouri's 1st Congressional District against Democratic Congressman William Lacy Clay.

Democracy for America has more than 19,700 members in Missouri including 4,367 members in Missouri's 1st Congressional District.

DFA Chair Jim Dean on the grassroots progressive organization's decision to back Cori Bush in her race for Congress in the MO-1:

"More than…

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DFA endorses Ayanna Pressley in primary challenge in Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional District

July 26, 2018

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley in her Massachusetts' 7th Congressional District primary challenge of Democratic Congressman Mike Capuano.

Democracy for America has 5,818 members in Massachusetts' 7th, the state's most diverse and unequal congressional district, and more than 40,000 across the Bay State.

DFA Chair Jim Dean on the grassroots progressive organization's decision to back…

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DFA endorses Wesley Bell for St. Louis County Prosecutor

July 20, 2018

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Wesley Bell for St. Louis County (MO) Prosecutor in his race to replace long-time county prosecutor Bob McCulloch, notorious for his role in denying justice to Michael Brown and others killed by police in St. Louis County and aggressive prosecuting tactics

With his endorsement, Bell is being added to DFA's national "Criminal Justice Reform Champions" slate of candidates for Sheriff, District…

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DFA backs Danielle Mitchell for Congress in Tennessee’s 3rd Congressional District

July 17, 2018

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Danielle Mitchell in her race to represent Tennessee's 3rd District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

DFA Chair Jim Dean on the grassroots progressive organization's decision to back Mitchell in her race for the TN-03:

"Democracy for America members in Tennessee and across the country are excited to endorse Dr. Danielle Mitchell for Congress because we know she understands on a personal…

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DFA says Kavanaugh “represents a generational assault on justice, freedom, core democratic values”

July 9, 2018

Donald Trump just nominated right-wing ideologue Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Here's Democracy for America (DFA) Chair Jim Dean on Trump's nomination of Kavanaugh to the Court and DFA's vow to fight it:

"Donald Trump's decision to nominate a reactionary ideologue like Brett Kavanaugh and shift the balance of the U.S. Supreme Court even further right represents a generational assault on justice, freedom, and our country's…

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DFA backs Keith Ellison for Attorney General of Minnesota

July 9, 2018

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) formally endorsed Rep. Keith Ellison in his race for Attorney General of Minnesota.

DFA has been a long time ally of Ellison during his multiple campaigns for Congress and service as co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. DFA was also an early and fierce supporter of Ellison in his 2017 race for Chair of the Democratic National Committee.

DFA Chair Jim Dean on the grassroots progressive…

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