Washington, D.C. (March 14, 2022) — DMFI PAC today announced its second round of primary endorsements, including new House candidates, and its first endorsements for U.S. Senate in the 2022 Midterm election cycle.
“We are proud to release our newest round of endorsements, which includes two pro-Israel champions — Representatives Val Demings and Tim Ryan — who are vying for U.S. Senate seats in critical swing states, distinguished incumbent members of Congress, as well as a diverse group of up-and-coming Democratic leaders,” said DMFI PAC Chairman Mark Mellman. “With tick-tight Democratic margins in the House and Senate, DMFI PAC is laser focused on supporting candidates who will work to unify the Democratic Party, win general elections, and support the Democratic agenda, including a strong U.S.-Israel relationship.”
The second slate of DMFI PAC’s 2022 endorsements features 20 candidates with diverse and well-qualified backgrounds, including veterans, community leaders, immigrants and first-generation Americans, state lawmakers, members of the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committees, and members of the House Democratic leadership. As with all of DMFI PAC’s endorsed candidates, this round of candidates is committed to supporting President Biden and fighting for the Democratic agenda, including a strong U.S.-Israel relationship.
Nine of the candidates in this second round of DMFI PAC endorsements are incumbents, while ten others are vying for open seats, including Rep. Tim Ryan who is running to fill Ohio’s Senate seat. Rep. Val Demings is running to defeat Republican Senator Marco Rubio in Florida.
The candidates endorsed by DMFI PAC today include:
- Rep. Tim Ryan (U.S. Senate – OH)
- Rep. Val Demings (U.S. Senate – FL)
- Nikki Budzinski (IL-13)
- Rep. Tony Cárdenas (CA-29)
- State Senator Don Davis (NC-01)
- State Senator Valerie Foushee (NC-04)
- Rep. Jared Golden (ME-02)
- State Rep. Daniel Hernández, Jr. (AZ-06)
- Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD-05)
- State Senator Sydney Kamlager (CA-37)
- Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02)
- Rep. Kathy Manning (NC-06)
- Robert Menendez, Jr. (NJ-08)
- Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (CA-15)
- Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA-11)
- State Senator Brittany Petterson (CO-07)
- Ruben Ramirez (TX-15)
- Rep. Brad Sherman (CA-32)
- Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-52)
- Rep. Susan Wild (PA-07)
As states complete redistricting and courts make final rulings, DMFI PAC will continue to announce additional endorsements for both primary and general elections.
To see all of its endorsed candidates, you can visit DMFI PAC’s 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.