We also congratulate DMFI PAC-endorsed Representative Tim Ryan & Emilia Sykes for notching primary wins

Following Rep. Shontel Brown’s primary victory in Ohio’s 11th Congressional District, DMFI PAC Chairman Mark Mellman tonight released the following statement:

“We are thrilled to congratulate Congresswoman Shontel Brown on her primary victory. After being the prime outside supporter of now-Rep. Brown’s successful special election campaign in August 2021, we are proud to have once again played a central role backing her in this race.  

“We also congratulate State Rep. Emilia Sykes on her primary win in OH-13 and Rep. Tim Ryan on his victory in Ohio’s Democratic Senate primary, setting up a key contest against J.D. Vance that will help decide control of the Senate in November. DMFI PAC was pleased to endorse both Rep. Sykes and Congressman Ryan, and to make an independent expenditure on Rep. Ryan’s behalf.

“During Rep. Brown’s five short months in Congress, she has proven to be a tenacious advocate for the people of her district and a fierce fighter for the Democratic agenda and our party’s values.

“Ohio Democrats sent a clear message that they want candidates who seek to unite the Party, who will work with President Biden, Vice President Harris, and Speaker Pelosi to deliver for their constituents, and who will continue the Democratic Party’s proud tradition of supporting the U.S.-Israel relationship.

“Congresswoman Brown’s defeat of Nina Turner last summer sent an unambiguous message that being pro-Israel is not just wise policy but also good politics. Tonight, her victory — as well as those by Rep. Tim Ryan and State Rep. Emilia Sykes — confirmed that message in vital victories for our movement.”

When all is counted, DMFI PAC will have spent over $1 million in the race to boost Rep. Brown’s campaign in OH-11, more than any other outside spending group.

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 have now won 31 of 32 primary elections in which we were involved to date.