[WASHINGTON, DC] – Today, the Congressional Progressive Caucus PAC announced a $75,000 ad buy supporting Dana Balter, a progressive champion running in New York’s 24th Congressional District against a Trump-supporting, anti-health care Republican incumbent.
Balter is the fourth candidate to receive backing from the CPC PAC’s independent expenditure arm, which launched earlier this year. The PAC has committed to investing over $1 million this cycle supporting endorsed candidates.
“Dana Balter is running a campaign centered on universal healthcare, building a fair economy, and getting money out of politics,” said Congressional Progressive Caucus PAC Co-Chairs Mark Pocan, Pramila Jayapal, and Jamie Raskin. “Supporting progressive champions across the country is critical to making progress on the issues that matter most to working families, and we are excited to help elect Dana to Congress this November.”
The digital ads will start on October 15th and continue through Election Day.
Earlier this year, the Congressional Progressive Caucus PAC was the first and largest outside group to spend in support of Mondaire Jones (NY-17), who won a heavily-contested primary. In August, the organization notched another victory, spending over $360,000 to help Beth Doglio advance to the general election in Washington’s 10th Congressional District. And earlier this week, the PAC announced a $190,000 independent expenditure in support of Kara Eastman. The program is one of the only IEs focused solely on supporting progressives running for Congress.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus PAC is grassroots-funded, with an average online donation of $11. The organization does not accept contributions from corporate PACs.
The CPC PAC endorsements of the 2020 election cycle include challenger candidates Dana Balter (NY-24), Kara Eastman (NE-02), Georgette Gomez (CA-53), Jon Hoadley (MI-06), JD Scholten (IA-04), Kai Kahele (HI-02), Ritchie Torres (NY-15), Jamaal Bowman (NY-16), Candace Valenzuela (TX-24), Teresa Leger Fernandez (NM-03), Marie Newman (IL-03), Mondaire Jones (NY-17), Mike Siegel (TX-10), Julie Oliver (TX-25), and Beth Doglio (WA-10).