Washington, D.C. (January 31, 2022) — DMFI PAC today announced its first slate of primary endorsements for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2022 Midterm election cycle.
Each of these 15 endorsed candidates is committed to strengthening the U.S.-Israel relationship, supports U.S. military assistance to Israel without additional conditions and rejects the BDS Movement. All of DMFI PAC’s endorsed candidates have a proven track record of tireless advocacy for their communities and will work with the Biden administration to advance the Democratic agenda.
“DMFI PAC was proud to have played a pivotal role in ensuring the success of dozens of pro-Israel Democrats in 2020 and in 2021 special elections across the country — election cycles that proved being pro-Israel is good politics, as well as good policy,” said DMFI PAC president Mark Mellman. “2022 is another critically important election year, with several strong pro-Israel champions facing challengers hellbent on using the U.S.-Israel alliance to divide Democrats when the party most requires unity to defend our slim House and Senate majorities.”
10 of the candidates in this round of endorsements are incumbents, four are running in open House seats, and one, former Representative Max Rose, is a challenger vying for his former seat.
The candidates endorsed today by DMFI PAC are:
- Rep. Jake Auchincloss (MA-04)
- Randolph Bracy (FL-10)
- Rep. Shontel Brown (OH-11)
- Rep. Sean Casten (IL-06)
- Jane Hamilton (TX-30)
- Steve Irwin (PA-18)
- Rep. John Larson (CT-01)
- Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-12)
- Former Rep. Max Rose (NY-11)
- Rep. Haley Stevens (MI-11)
- Rep. Kurt Schrader (OR-05)
- Rep. Dina Titus (NV-01)
- Rep. Ritchie Torres (NY-15)
- Rep. David Trone (MD-06)
- Gilbert Villegas (IL-03)
DMFI PAC played a vital role in supporting pro-Israel Democrats since its inception, backing winners in the contest for president — as well as victories in 83 House and Senate races. Our primary endorsees won 28 of 29 primary elections in which we were involved. In 2021, DMFI PAC played a pivotal role in helping Congresswoman Shontel Brown defeat Nina Turner. Ms. Turner has chosen to challenge Congresswoman Brown yet again in 2022 and we are endorsing Brown today.
Alongside its first round of primary endorsements, DMFI PAC today launched a newly redesigned website, including a brand-new candidate sorting feature, allowing visitors to view DMFI PAC’s current and previously endorsed candidates by year, state, race type, and office.
Additional endorsements for both primary and general elections will be announced as redistricting is completed, candidates make final decisions about running and the political playing field becomes clearer.