DMFI PAC congratulates its endorsees following their Democratic primary wins in New York and Florida, including Reps. Val Demings (FL-SEN), Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-17), Ritchie Torres (NY-15), and former Rep. Max Rose (NY-11). DMFI PAC Chairman Mark Mellman released the following statement:
“We are thrilled to congratulate this diverse and distinguished group of pro-Israel champions who work tirelessly for their constituents, for the Democratic Party and for all Americans.
“In Florida, Congresswoman Val Demings advances to take on Sen. Marco Rubio — one of Donald Trump’s most loyal supporters — in what recent polls show to be a tight Senate race. In New York, where anti-Israel groups have fought hard to elect candidates in Democratic primaries in what they describe as a ‘hostile takeover’ of the Democratic Party, Reps. Hakeem Jeffries, Adriano Espaillat, Sean Patrick Maloney, Ritchie Torres, and former Rep. Max Rose will each advance to the general election.
“With several of tonight’s DMFI PAC candidates holding leadership positions in the House Democratic Caucus, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and the Democratic Party, their victories are a boon for pro-Israel Democrats and confirms what this primary season has shown time and again: being pro-Israel is both wise policy and good politics,” added Mellman.
In New York’s 17th District, DMFI PAC supported Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, with an independent expenditure featuring a digital ad highlighting his commitment to Democratic values important to voters in Hudson Valley.
DMFI PAC has played a vital role in supporting pro-Israel Democrats since its inception, backing President Biden, as well as victors in 83 House and Senate races last cycle. The PAC endorses Democratic candidates for federal office who reflect America’s diversity, work to advance the Biden-Harris agenda, and support a strong U.S.-Israel relationship. In the 2022 primaries, more than 75% of DMFI PAC IEs have helped candidates of color. In July, DMFI PAC announced its first wave of General Election endorsees for the 2022 cycle.