Democracy for America endorses Alan Grayson for U.S. Senate (UPDATED on 7/26/2016)
UPDATE on 7/26/2016: On July 26, 2016, Democracy for America rescinded its endorsement of Alan Grayson for U.S. Senate. DFA's statement on its withdrawn endorsement is available here.
BURLINGTON, VT – This morning, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Congressman Alan Grayson in the Florida race for U.S. Senate.
Democracy for America’s endorsement comes after Grayson received more than 74% of the vote in a Pulse Poll of DFA members in Florida on the Senate race and was made in conjunction with the PAC’s allies at the Progressive Change Campaign Committee.
Statement from Democracy for America's Chair Jim Dean on today's endorsement of Grayson for Senate:
“Whether he was taking on Republicans’ ‘die quickly health care plan or standing up to his own party’s willingness to consider Social Security cuts, Alan Grayson has been a steadfast champion for populist progressive priorities and one of the fiercest allies grassroots Democrats have in Washington.
“Having a fighter like Alan Grayson in the U.S. Senate would be nothing short of game-changing for our country and Florida’s struggling working families, and we couldn’t be more excited to help make that happen in the weeks and months ahead.” -- Jim Dean, Chair, Democracy for America
Democracy for America is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC with 75,135 members in Florida and more than one million members nationwide committed to taking on income inequality, money in politics, and structural racism.
DFA’s endorsement of Grayson brings with it a one-million member-strong grassroots army that has knocked hundreds of thousands of doors, made over 11 million phone calls, and raised and contributed more than $36.6 million to help elect 843 progressive candidates nationwide since 2004.