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2016 Candidates


Committed to supporting genuinely progressive Democrats, 21st Century Democrats proudly endorses the following candidates for their commitment to the progressive values that will improve the quality of life for all.

2016 Endorsements


Ben Ray Luján

Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and representing New Mexico’s 3rd District in the House of Representatives since 2009, Ben Ray Lujan is a…
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Keith Ellison

Working to put progressives back on the path to leadership in Congress, Keith Ellison has focused not only on his own reelection but also on building…
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Chellie Pingree

“Pingree can work hard. Give her any job — chopping wood, planting a garden, canning vegetables, raising children, rewriting the U.S. Farm Bill.” With that, Maine…
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John Sarbanes

Committed to fighting back against the influence of big money in Washington, Representative John Sarbanes of Maryland introduced the Government By the People Act to…
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Rick Nolan

Having won his last election by a razor-thin margin, Republican funders have already started targeting Rick Nolan in his 2016 reelection bid. Nolan reports that Republicans made a…
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Tammy Duckworth

Illinois is critical for Democrats to take back control of the U.S. Senate — and we couldn’t ask for a more resilient candidate than Tammy…
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Catherine Cortez Masto

With Senator Harry Reid retiring and control of the U.S. Senate at stake, the Koch brothers and the GOP have made this Nevada Senate seat a…
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Kamala Harris

When Barbara Boxer announced her retirement from the U.S. Senate, Kamala Harris appeared at the top of most lists of candidates to replace her. Harris,…
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Patty Murray

In 1992, Senator Patty Murray’s first campaign cost $1.2 million. In 2016, her campaign could cost more than $20 million. Who is the opponent with pockets deep enough…
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Russ Feingold

When we’re asked to give an example of a true progressive, Russ Feingold is the first name that comes to mind. From McCain-Feingold campaign finance…
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Ted Strickland

“This is our country, our Senate, our fight – for higher wages, for fair trade, for education and opportunity for all.” That’s why Ted Strickland…
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Steve Bullock

He has always been on the frontlines fighting for campaign finance reform, and now Governor Steve Bullock has won another battle against the “dark money”…
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Bill de Blasio

Bill de Blasio has been New York’s most Progressive Mayor in decades. Progressive Credentials:  Made good on his campaign promise to provide free Universal Pre-K…
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Elizabeth Warren

Donald Trump and the Republicans are already attacking Elizabeth Warren. They know that her progressive economic populist appeal puts them in danger of losing the national…
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Kirsten Gillibrand

Kirsten Gillibrand staying in the U.S. Senate is critical for taking back the Senate. 21st Century Democrats helped Kirsten win her House seat against a four-term…
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Amy Klobuchar

Amy Klobuchar is exactly the type of Senator we need to push back against the anti-immigrant, anti-poor, and anti-woman policies of the Trump administration. Candidate…
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Jon Tester

First endorsed by 21st Century Democrats when he ran for Montana State Senate in 1998, Tester is now under attack by the far right because…
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Sherrod Brown

Sherrod Brown

Sherrod Brown is taking the lead in crafting a progressive economic message for Democrats. He has a long record of fighting for collective bargaining rights for working Americans…
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Martin Heinrich

Progressive Credentials: Voted for health care reform Championed energy independence, environmental causes and renewable energy initiatives Cosponsor of the DREAM Act Sought to increase transparency…
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Randy Bryce

We are proud to support Randy Bryce who is running to replace Speaker Paul Ryan in Wisconsin. Randy Bryce is the real deal. He’s lived…
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