On Friday, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee endorsed Saldaña, calling her “a bold progressive fighter who will be a strong ally of Elizabeth Warren in Congress.” This is the nearly million-member group’s first California endorsement of the 2012 cycle. Meanwhile, Peters recently secured the support of the New Democrat Coalition.
Progressive Change Campaign Committee co-founders Adam Green and Stephanie Taylor email: “Today, we are proud to endorse Lori Saldaña for Congress in California’s 52nd district. She is a bold progressive fighter who will be a strong ally of Elizabeth Warren in Congress.”
Progressive Change Campaign Committee will endorse three-term state Assembly member Lori Saldaña in the Democratic primary for California's 52nd district today. They call her “a bold progressive fighter who will be a strong ally of Elizabeth Warren in Congress." This is the PCCC's first California endorsement of the 2012 cycle.
The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) will announce later today that they will be endorsing former California state Rep. Lori Saldaña in for Congress in California’s 52’s district, who is running in a Democratic primary against San Diego city councilman Scott Peters for a newly redistricted seat currently held by Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-CA). The PCCC has been involved in putting up more liberal challengers to Blue Dog Democrats, and organizers say they’ll be involved in a number of races as the primary season continues.
Seven liberal House candidates in town this week for Democratic meetings plan to deliver more than 20,000 petitions to Speaker John Boehner’s office this afternoon from people saying they “stand with the 99%.” Participating in the rally, organized by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, are Eric Griego (NM-1), Lois Frankel (FL-22), Ilya Sheyman (IL-10), Marko Liias (WA-1), Franke Wilmer (MT-AL), Wenona Benally Baldenegro (AZ-1) and Lori Saldana (CA-52). This is part of the broader effort among would-be elected officials on the left to both channel and lay claim to the energy of Occupy Wall Street activists.