Washington, D.C. — Today, Eric H. Holder, Jr., the 82nd Attorney General of the United States and Chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, endorsed 102 candidates running for office in Florida, Georgia, Kansas, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin – all key states for redistricting. The NDRC is also investing more than $1 million in direct, individual contributions to many of the endorsed candidates’ campaigns to bolster their efforts amid COVID-19 and ahead of November’s elections. This investment includes contributions to caucuses and other support for key races on the ballot.
Today’s announcement builds on last month’s $300,000-plus investment, as well as the National Democratic Redistricting PAC‘s $150,000 investment in February to North Carolina and Texas. To date, the total investment from the NDRC and its affiliates sits at $2 million in 2020. The NDRC is also committed to funding other efforts to engage and educate voters in target states. And ahead of the fall elections, the NDRC intends to make additional rounds of contributions.
“This November will be the most important election of our lives, not just at the presidential level, but also with regard to state legislative races that will shape the next decade of America’s politics,” said Eric H. Holder, Jr. “Because of the failure, chaos, and uncertainty caused by the federal response to the coronavirus, the NDRC is stepping up and making a seven-figure investment to help candidates and campaigns in eleven states adjust to an unprecedented election cycle. Our democracy is being tested like never before, and the candidates that I’ve proudly endorsed deserve every chance to deliver their message to the voters. I look forward to supporting their successful campaigns that will help us take power away from self-interested politicians and return it to the people.”
The full list of endorsed candidates can be found here. All of the endorsed candidates have signed the NDRC’s Fair Districts Pledge which calls for candidates and elected officials to support fair redistricting and commit to end map manipulation.
The NDRC is investing $100,000 in efforts to support North Carolina House Democratic candidates, $100,000 in efforts to support North Carolina Senate candidates, and $50,000 in support of other candidates.
In May, the NDRC invested $113,400 in contributions to North Carolina House candidates and $81,000 in contributions to North Carolina Senate candidates.
The NDRC is investing $165,000 in efforts to support Texas House candidates.
In May, the NDRC invested $110,000 in contributions to Texas House candidates.
The NDRC is investing $45,000 in efforts to support Wisconsin House candidates, $34,000 in efforts to support Wisconsin Senate candidates, and $17,000 in contributions to the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.
The NDRC is investing $124,000 in support of Florida state legislative candidates.
The NDRC is investing $103,200 in efforts to support Georgia House candidates.
The NDRC is investing $85,000 in contributions to Ohio House candidates, and $50,000 in support of other candidates.
The NDRC is investing $187,500 in efforts to support Pennsylvania state legislative candidates.
The NDRC is investing $13,000 in efforts to support Kansas House candidates.
The NDRC is the first-ever strategic hub for a comprehensive redistricting strategy that includes winning targeted elections, reforming the system, advancing legal action, and building the infrastructure needed to achieve a fair redistricting process. Our goal is to restore fairness to our democracy and ensure every American has an equal say in our government.