BOLD PAC Announces Latest Slate of Candidates
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC has released its latest and most likely final slate of endorsed candidates. Making the cut this go-around is California congressional candidate Ammar Campa Najjar, who is Latino and Arab, and running in the state’s 50th Congressional District against Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter. In the Golden State’s 23rd Congressional District, Tatiana Matta, who is from Puerto Rico, is running against Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. The final candidate is out of Texas. Eric Holguín, who is a member of the LGBT community, wants to represent the Longhorn State’s 27th Congressional District. He’s running against Republican Congressman Michael Cloud, who recently took the seat to fill the remainder of the term post-Blake Farenthold. BOLD PAC’s Chair Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) told BuzzFeed News in March that the group is “on track to exceed $12 million” before the midterm elections in November. The goal for Bold PAC has been to get 50 Latino Democrats elected to Congress. There are currently 31 members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. The endorsements come as the campaign arm of House Democrats, the DCCC chaired by Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), announced that they have raised $191 million, which is $57 million more than the Committee had raised over the same period during the 2016 election cycle. More here.