First in the Early: Democratic Majority for Israel’s super PAC is endorsing five Senate candidates and 50 House candidates as it prepares to turn its focus toward the general election.
They include Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.); Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), who’s running for an open Senate seat; and John Fetterman, the Democratic nominee for an open Senate seat in Pennsylvania.
DMFI PAC has spent more than $6.1 million this year backing candidates who support Israel in Democratic primaries, according to campaign finance reports. The super PAC’s spending — along with expenditures by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s super PAC, which is generally aligned with DMFI in Democratic primaries, and J Street Action Fund, which backs Democrats who support Israel but take a more critical view of its government than DMFI — has reshaped several Democratic primaries this year.
Mark Mellman, DMFI’s president, declined to say how much the group plans to spend in the general election. But DMFI plans to endorses even more candidates. “Nobody should interpret the absence from this list as a failure to endorse,” he said.