DAPAC supports progressive Congressional challengers. That's our mission; that's our passion. We interview dozens of candidates from around the country and talk to them not only about what kind of race they are going to run, but what kind of policies they favor. We screen every candidate to see where they stand on the issues that matter most.
We only endorse progressive candidates. When you give to DAPAC you know that these are the kinds of men and women you are helping to elect to Congress.
All our candidates:
- are 100% Pro-Choice.
- support stronger GBLT rights.
- support working family and union rights.
- support honest and Democratic markets and businesses.
- support publicly funded universal healthcare.
- support strong environmental protection.
- oppose the Patriot Act.
- oppose the Iraq War.
- oppose the Death Penalty.
DAPAC is working to rebuild the Democratic Party from the ground up - to support strong candidates who will give voice to the issues that matter most.
DAPAC Endorsed Candidates 2015-2016
Challengers, US Senate
IL, Tammy Duckworth, www.tammyduckworth.com NH, Maggie Hassan, maggiehassan.com/
NC, Deborah Ross, https://www.deborahross.com/ WI, Russ Feingold, www.russfeingold.com/SenateWI
Candidates for Open Democratic Seats, US Senate
CA, Kamala Harris, www.kamalaharris.org NV, Catherine Cortez Masto, catherinecortezmasto.com/
MD, Chris Van Hollen, vanhollen.org
Challengers, US House of Representatives
AR-2, Dianne Curry, http://www.diannecurry.com NH-1, Carol Shea-Porter, www.sheaporter.com/
CA-21, Emilio Huerta, http://www.huertaforcongress.com NV-2, Chip Evans, www.chipevans4congress.com
CA-25, Bryan Caforio, http://bryancaforio.com NV-3, Jacky Rosen, www.rosenfornevada.com/
CO-06, Morgan Carroll, http://carrollforcolorado.com NV-4, Ruben Kihuen, https://rubenforcongress.com/
FL-10, Val Demings, www.valdemings.com/ NY-1, Anna Throne-Holst, annathrone-holst.com
FL 17, April Freeman, www.aprilfreeman.com/ NY-2, DuWayne Gregory, duwaynegregory.com/home
FL-27, Scott Furhman, http://www.scottfuhrman.com/ NY-13, Adriano Espaillat, http://www.espaillat2016.com
IA-1, Monica Vernon, monicavernonforcongress.com NY 19, Zephyr Teachout, zephyrteachoutforcongress.com
IA-3, Jim Mowrer, http://jimforiowa.com NY-22, Kim Myers, https://myersforcongress.com
IL-8, Raja Krishnamoorthi, http://rajaforcongress.com/ NY-24, Colleen Deacon, https://colleendeacon.co
IL-10, Brad Schneider, http://www.schneiderforcongress.com SC-7, Mal Hyman, www.malhyman.com/
IN-9, Shelli Yoder, www.shelliforindiana.com TX-23, Pete Gallego, petegallego.com/
MD-8, Jamie Raskin, http://jamieraskin.com/ VA-2, Shaun Brown, www.shaunbrownforcongress.org/
ME-2, Emily Cain, emilycain.com VA-4, LuAnn Bennett, www.luannforcongress.com/
MI-1, Lon Johnson, www.lonjohnson.com/ WA 5, Joe Pakootas, http://www.pakootasforcongress.com
MN-2, Angie Craig, www.angiecraig.com/ WA 7, Pramila Jayapal, www.pramilaforcongress.com
MN-3, Terri Bonoff, www.terribonoff.com/ WI-8, Tom Nelson, https://nelsonforwisconsin.com
MO 2, Bill Otto, http://billotto.org/
Incumbent US Senate Members
Al Franken, MN Patty Murray, WA
Martin Heinrich, NM Debbie Stabenow, MI
Dick Durbin, IL Richard Blumenthal, CT
Ron Wyden, OR Elizabeth Warren, MA
Edward Markey. MA Tammy Baldwin, WI
Michael Bennett, CO Kristen Gillibrand, NY
Endorsed Candidates for 2014
Bruce Braley, Iowa www.brucebraley.com
Jeff Merkley, Oregon http://www.jeffmerkley.com/
Joe Sestak, Pennsylvania http://joesestak.com/
House of Representative:
Pete Aguilar, CA-31 http://www.peteaguilar.com/
Will Bronson, FL-17 www.bronson-for-congress.com
Jim Bryan, FL-01 jimbryanforcongress.org
Alan Cohn, FL-15 cohnforcongress2014.com
Dan Cramer, TN-07 http://www.dancramerforcongress.com/
Keith Ellison, FL-19 www.keithellison.org
April Freeman, FL-19 http://www.aprilfreeman.com/
Lawrence Gaughan, VA-05 gaughanforcongress.com
Luis Gutierrez, IL-04
Alan Grayson FL-08 congressmanwithguts.com
Mary Headrick, TN-03 http://www.maryheadrick.com/
Robin Kelly, IL-02 http://robinkellyforcongress.org/
Dave Koller, FL-11, http://www.davekoller.com/
Ted Lieu, CA-33 www.tedlieu.com
Michael McKenna, FL-10 www.mckennaforcongress.com
Gwen Moore, WI-04 http://www.gwenmooreforcongress.com/
Shaughnessy Naughton, PA-08 www.shaughnessyforcongress.com
Wes Neuman, FL-07 www.wesneuman.com
Andy Ostrowski, PA-11 andyostrowski.com
Tom Poetter, OH-08 www.poetterforcongress.com
Domenic Recchia, NY-11 www.recchiaforcongress.com
Gabriel Rothblath, FL-08 gabrielrothblattforcongress.us
Bobby Rush, IL-01
Sharon Sund, MN-03 www.votesharonsund.com
Marihelen Wheeler, FL-03 wheelerforflorida3.com
Rob Zerban, WI-01 http://www.robzerban.com/
Sandra Fluke, CA-26 www.standwithsandra.org
Josh Maxwell, PA-74 http://www.joshmaxwell.com/
Wendy Davis, Texas Governor www.wendydavistexas.com
Mark Schauer, Michigan Governor http://markschauer.com/
Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania Governor www.wolfforpa.com
Candidate winners of 2012-2013
House of Representatives:
Alan Grayson FL-08 congressmanwithguts.com
Alan is running in a newly redrawn District which favors Democrats. He was defeated by a Tea Party wave in a much more conservative district. He is an aggressive outspoken liberal candidate who favors economic policies to support the 99% and good paying jobs.
Michelle Lujan Grisham, NM-01 www.michellelujangrisham.net
In her early law career she worked hard to protect and represent seniors' rights, so much so she was appointed Secretary of Aging and Long Term Services. She was also head of the New Mexico Department of Health where she helped to fight to make sure every child had access to primary health care.
Bill de Blasio, New York City Mayor http://www.billdeblasio.com/
Previous DAPAC Endorsed Candidates who have been elected to Congress
Bruce Braley, IA 1
Joe Courtney, CT 2
Martin Heinrich, NM 1
Jim Himes, CT 4
Paul Hodes, NH 2
Mary Jo Kilroy, OH 15
Gary Peters, MI 9
Chellie Pingree, ME 1
Jared Polis, CO 2
Allyson Schwartz, PA 13
Joe Sestak, PA 7
Chris Van Hollen, MD 8
John Yarmuth, KY 3