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DFA Congratulates Rep. Katie Porter On ‘Decisive’ Victory

November 4, 2020

Rep. Katie Porter just beat back her 2020 Republican challenger to hold on to the seat she flipped in California’s 45th Congressional district back in 2018.

Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Rep. Porter's reelection campaign in June 2019, after being one of her early supporters ahead of her victory in 2018.

DFA Chair Charles Chamberlain on Rep. Katie Porter's 2020 victory:

“Rep. Katie Porter’s decisive victory in her bid for…

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DFA Cheers as Sen. Jeff Merkley Sails to Reelection

November 4, 2020

Sen. Jeff Merkley sailed to reelection last night for his seat representing Oregon in the U.S. Senate.

Democracy for America eagerly supported Merkley, endorsing in April of this year after a long history of collaboration with the Senator and the group’s endorsement of his initial run for the seat in 2008.

DFA Chair Charles Chamberlain on Jeff Merkley’s reelection victory:

“Senator Jeff Merkley is one of the strongest progressive…

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VICTORY: DFA celebrates Mondaire Jones history-making victory in NY-17

November 4, 2020

Mondaire Jones was just officially elected to represent New York’s 17th Congressional District.

Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Jones, who is now the first openly gay, Black man ever elected to Congress, early on in his primary campaign and supported him during the general election.

DFA CEO Chair Chamberlain on Mondaire Jones’ win in New York’s 17th Congressional District:

“Mondaire Jones has won his race for New York’s 17th…

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DFA Celebrates Rashida Tlaib’s Big Reelection Win

November 4, 2020

Rep. Rashida Tlaib has triumphed in her reelection campaign for MI-13, in a district so consistently blue it hasn’t had a Republican representative since the 1940’s.

Tlaib was one of DFA’s very first endorsements of the 2020 cycle

and received DFA’s support in her first race for Congress in 2018

DFA Chair Charles Chamberlain on Rep. Tlaib’s victory in Michigan:

“Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s victory last night is a progressive win on more…

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Democracy for America endorses Tishaura Jones for St. Louis Mayor

November 4, 2020

Today, moments after announcing her bid, Democracy for America (DFA) backed Tishaura Jones for Mayor of St. Louis, MO in the grassroots progressive organization's first 2021 endorsement.

Democracy for America is a proud, long-time supporter of Jones. The national grassroots progressive group proudly endorsed Jones during her 2017 mayoral bid and supported her in the 2020 St. Louis Treasurer race that she won decisively last…

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VICTORY: DFA ready for Rev. Raphael Warnock GA Senate run-off after clear first round victory

November 4, 2020

Reverend Raphael Warnock has placed in the January run-off election for Georgia’s U.S. Senate Special Election -- bringing Democrats one step closer to flipping this seat in the Senate with a strong progressive voice.

Democracy for America endorsed Warnock in February.

DFA Chair Charles Chamberlain Reverend Raphael Warnock’s victory:

“Reverend Raphael Warnock’s clear first-round victory in Georgia’s U.S. Senate Special Election makes…

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VICTORY: DFA energized by Marie Newman’s transformative triumph in IL-03

November 4, 2020

Marie Newman easily triumphed over her general election opponent in Illinois’ 3rd Congressional district, securing her seat in Congress come January.

Although IL-03 is considered to be a solidly Democratic district, Newman will be a huge improvement over the anti-choice, anti-gay, corporate incumbent, Dan Lipinski whom she successfully primaried in March of 2020 with the backing of Democracy for America (DFA) and other grassroots…

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VICTORY: DFA excited by Rep. Ilhan Omar resounding victory in MN-05

November 4, 2020

Rep. Ilhan Omar has won her reelection campaign for MN-05, one of Minnesota’s most reliably blue districts

Omar was one of DFA’s very first endorsements of the 2020 cycle and received DFA’s support in her first race for Congress in 2018.

DFA CEO Yvette Simpson on Ilhan Omar’s 2020 victory in Minnesota:

“Rep. Ilhan Omar’s resounding victory tonight is a major victory for the progressives in her district and across the country. Despite…

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VICTORY: DFA celebrates Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s big reelection win

November 4, 2020

Rep. Ayanna Pressley has won her reelection campaign for Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional district by a landslide.

Pressley, who did not face a challenger in the Democratic primary this Summer, easily triumphed over the two write-in candidates who opposed her, as well as a candidate from the Independent Party.

Democracy for America (DFA) which also supported Pressley in her historic 2018 primary victory, made Pressley’s reelection…

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VICTORY: DFA cheers Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s reelection victory

November 3, 2020

Rep. Ayanna Pressley has won her reelection campaign for Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional district by a landslide.

Pressley, who did not face a challenger in the Democratic primary this Summer, easily triumphed over the two write-in candidates who opposed her, as well as a candidate from the Independent party.

Democracy for America (DFA) which also supported Pressley in her historic 2018 primary victory, made Pressley’s reelection…

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VICTORY: DFA energized by “Progressive rising star” Jamaal Bowman’s win in NY-16

November 3, 2020

Progressive rising star, Jamaal Bowman has been officially elected to represent New York’s 16th Congressional District.

Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Bowman leading up to his primary election, and supported him during the general election.

Bowman’s district was listed safely Democratic after his historic upset primary victory, in which he defeated 16-term incumbent and corporate Dem, Eliot Engel by a landslide.

DFA Chair…

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VICTORY: DFA celebrates Joe Neguse’s reelection victory in CO-02

November 3, 2020

Rep. Joe Neguse just sailed through to reelection in Colorado’s 2nd Congressional district.

Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Neguse for reelection early in the cycle, after backing his first, historic Congressional race in 2018 where he became the first Black representative from the state of Colorado.

DFA Chair Charles Chamberlain on Joe Neguse’s 2020 victory in Colorado:

“Rep. Joe Neguse’s big win tonight is cause for…

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VICTORY: DFA enthused by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s decisive general election win

November 3, 2020

Progressive champion Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has won a decisive victory in her congressional reelection bid. The Squad member’s seat was considered to be safely Democratic going into the general, following her similarly decisive win in the primary election in June.

DFA, which also supported AOC ahead of her historic 2018 primary victory, made Ocasio-Cortez’s reelection effort one of its first endorsements of the 2020 election…

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VICTORY: DFA cheers as “relentless grassroots organizer” Cori Bush heads to Congress

November 3, 2020

Cori Bush has won the general election in Missouri’s 1st Congressional District by a wide margin after her upset primary victory in August.

After endorsing her first primary run in 2018, Democracy for America endorsed Bush and joined the progressive-led coalition behind her during the 2020 general election.

DFA Chair Charles Chamberlain on Cori Bush’s win in MO-01 Congressional District:

“With Cori Bush general election victory…

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VICTORY: DFA celebrates Ed “Green New Dealmaker” Markey’s return to the U.S. Senate

November 3, 2020

Sen. Ed Markey just cruised to reelection for his Massachusetts Senate seat, which was considered to be safely Democratic following his hotly contested primary battle with Rep. Joe Kennedy III.

Democracy for America jumped in to back Markey, one of the Senate’s most consistently progressive members, in the lead up to the primary election and celebrated his wide margin of victory as a capstone for transformative progressive wins this…

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