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Progressive Action PAC Endorses 23 Progressive Candidates for Congress
Monday, October 15, 2012 Progressive Action PAC Endorses 23 Progressive Candidates for Congress Contact: Brad Bauman (202) 520-2155WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Progressive... Read More



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Progressive Action PAC Endorses 23 Progressive Candidates for Congress

Monday, October 15, 2012

Progressive Action PAC Endorses 23 Progressive Candidates for Congress

Contact: Brad Bauman (202) 520-2155WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Progressive Action PAC (PAPAC), leadership PAC of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, today endorsed 23

candidates for Congress in races across the nation. From a police
officer and teachers to doctors and an astronaut, from the West Coast to
the East Coast and small towns in between, these candidates are diverse
in every way except one: their commitment to progressive values. Each
is a strong progressive who will fight to preserve Medicare, Medicaid
and Social Security, to protect American jobs and to defend the
hardworking families that make this country great.
create American jobs, and fight against the Republican agenda to gut the
middle class. The American people will be proud to welcome these
progressive champions to Congress in January, and we’ll be proud to call
them colleagues in the fight for a fairer, more prosperous America.
Congress needs more people willing to respect a hard day’s work, end Too
Big to Fail banking, and stand up for America’s heroes—the teachers,
nurses and firefighters Republicans are targeting with deep cuts. We’re
ready to work to make sure these 23 candidates help build an economy
that works for everyone.”

In addition to endorsing 23 challengers, PAPAC has endorsed current Congressional Progressive Caucus Members Reps. Louise Slaughter and David Cicilline.

Honorary PAPAC Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva and Keith Ellison released the following statement on the endorsements:

“Each candidate PAPAC has endorsed will fight to

preserve Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, strive to protect and

The candidates endorsed by PAPAC include:

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter NY-25

Congressman David Cicilline RI-01

Ami Bera, CA-07

Val Demings, FL-10

Lois Frankel, FL-22

Alan Grayson, FL-09

David Gill, IL-13

Jose Hernandez, CA-10

Jared Huffman, CA-02

Patsy Keever, NC-10

Dan Kildee, MI-05

Ann McLane Kuster, NH-02

Grace Meng, NY-06

Joe Miklosi, CO-06

Patrick Murphy, FL-18

Rick Nolan, MN-08

Sal Pace, CO-03

Mark Pocan, WI-02

Raul Ruiz, CA-36

Carol Shea-Porter, NH-01

Nate Shinagawa, NY-23

Syed Taj, MI-11

Mark Takano, CA-41

Manan Trivedi, PA-06

Rob Zerban, WI-01



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