Tri-Caucus PACs Jointly Endorse Seven Candidates
The Congressional Asian and Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) collectively form more than half of the Democratic Caucus in the House -- and they’re joining forces to grow even more. The CAPAC ASPIRE PAC, CHC BOLD PAC, and CBC PAC today announced that they are coming together to offer a joint endorsement of seven candidates for the November midterms. The endorsed candidates -- who regular Beat DC readers have all previously been introduced to -- are philanthropist Gil Cisneros in California’s 39th Congressional District; Rhodes Scholar, Harvard Law School grad, and both former lawyer and rapper Antonio Delgado in New York’s 19th Congressional District; former Congressman Steven Horsford in Nevada’s 4th Congressional District; Air Force and Iraq War veteran Gina Ortiz Jones in Texas’ 23rd Congressional District; Hamilton, OH County Court Clerk Aftab Pureval in Ohio’s First Congressional District; community leader and attorney Xochitl Torres Small in New Mexico’s Second Congressional District; and Obama admin alum and registered nurse Lauren Underwood in Illinois’ 14th Congressional District. “Diversity is our party’s strength, and our organizations are stronger when we collaborate,” said Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY), Chair of ASPIRE PAC. Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-CA), Chair of CHC BOLD PAC, continued: “The American people have made it perfectly clear that they are sick of the divisive rhetoric and destructive policies. They want real leaders and real solutions, and that's exactly why BOLD PAC is proud to stand with ASPIRE and CBC PAC to endorse these highly qualified candidates for Congress.” Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Chairman of the CBC PAC, added that, “We have long supported a diverse range of candidates who champion our shared interests. ... we are proud to lend our support to these candidates, who have [sic] exemplify great leadership for all Americans.” More here.