Eric Holder Endorses 43 State Legislative Candidates
3rd wave of NDRC endorsements brings total number of candidates endorsed to 212
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 43 candidates running for office in FL, GA, MN, NC, OH, PA, TX, and WI – all key states for redistricting. The endorsed candidates will also be receiving an individual contribution to their campaign from the National Democratic Redistricting Committee.
This is the third round of political endorsements rolled out by NDRC during this critical election year and includes candidates who recently won primaries and also expands the number of endorsed candidates in other states. This is the last election before states begin the redistricting process next year. 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.
“The presidential race is not the only election this fall that will decide the future of America,” said Eric H. Holder, Jr. “These critical state legislative races will help determine who has a seat at the table when new maps are drawn during the redistricting process next year — maps that will be in place for the next decade. I’m proud to endorse this talented, diverse slate of candidates as they navigate campaigns that have been tested by the global health crisis as well as a concerted Republican effort to hinder the voting process.”
The full list of endorsed candidates can be found here. All of the endorsed candidates have signed NDRC’s Fair Districts Pledge which calls for candidates and elected officials to support fair redistricting and commit to end map manipulation.
The NDRC and its affiliate have invested a total of $325,0000 in Texas this cycle and endorsed 29 candidates in the state.
The NDRC and its affiliate have invested a total of $494,400 in North Carolina and endorsed 44 candidates in the state.
The NDRC has invested a total of $325,000 in Wisconsin this cycle and endorsed 21 candidates in the state.
The NDRC has invested a total of $121,000 in Florida this cycle and endorsed 12 candidates in the state.
The NDRC has invested a total of $114,400 in Georgia. In total, the NDRC has endorsed 23 candidates in the state.
The NDRC and its affiliate have invested a total of $174,000 in Ohio this cycle and endorsed 23 candidates in the state.
The NDRC has invested a total of $187,500 in Pennsylvania this cycle and endorsed 33 candidates in the state.
The NDRC has invested a total of $13,000 in Kansas this cycle and endorsed 12 candidates in the state.
In total, the NDRC has endorsed 15 candidates in the state.
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.