May 23, 2014

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Mike Darner, (202) 215-7623,

Chad Proudlock, (202) 341-9171,


Progressive Action PAC Announces First Round of 2014 Endorsements

Washington, D.C. – Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-3) and Keith Ellison (MN-5) and Progressive Action PAC Co-Chairs Barbara Lee (CA-13) and Alan Grayson announced today that PAPAC is endorsing 12 progressive candidates in its first of two rounds of endorsements.

The first round of endorsees includes Reps. Steve Cohen (TN-5), John Conyers (MI-13), Mike Honda (CA-17), Hank Johnson (GA-4), Rick Nolan (MN-8) and Charlie Rangel (NY-13). The first round also includes Stacy Appel (IA-3), Stanley Chang (HI-1) Eloise Gomez-Reyes (CA-31), Ruben Gallego (AZ-7), Lee Rogers (CA-25), and Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12).

Each candidate has earned PAPAC support by running innovative, well-financed and outspoken progressive campaigns that take positions on issues that matter to working families.

PAPAC, the political arm of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, is committed to helping CPC incumbents in difficult races and helping progressive challengers win Congressional seats. PAPAC recruits, funds and supports progressive candidates in the field through earned media opportunities and a Member-Candidate Mentor Program.

PAPAC plans to monitor and evaluate additional candidates for the second and final round of 2014 endorsements.

To learn more about PAPAC, visit or contact Chad Proudlock at (202) 341-9171.