For Immediate Release
Patriotic Millionaires Endorse Eight 2020 Congressional Challengers
"Congress needs fewer corporate defenders and more champions of normal, everyday Americans"
WASHINGTON - This afternoon, the Patriotic Millionaires announced their endorsement of 8 candidates running to unseat incumbent members of Congress in 2020.
In times of crisis, elected officials reveal their true priorities, and the last several weeks have demonstrated that we must change the makeup of Congress if we want to give all Americans the chance to enjoy a stable and prosperous future. Working Americans need champions in Congress, and the status quo is plainly not good enough.
The endorsed candidates listed below represent good opportunities to throw terrible members of Congress out of power, but our endorsement comes because we have determined each and every one would be magnificent public servants in their own right. For their dedication to fighting for all Americans, not just the rich and powerful, the following candidates have earned our endorsement in the 2020 cycle:
Betsy Dirksen Londrigan (IL-13)
Jon Hoadley (MI-06)
Kathy Ellis (MO-08)
Deborah Ross (NC-02)
Moe Davis (NC-11)
Mike Siegel (TX-10)
Julie Oliver (TX-25)
Vangie Williams (VA-01)
This is the second round of 2020 endorsements from the Patriotic Millionaires. A list of the first round of endorsements, incumbent members of Congress we supported in 2018, can be viewed on our website HERE. Over the next several months we will be endorsing many more high-quality candidates ready and willing to uphold our principles.
“Right now, our society, particularly its least fortunate members, is going through a dislocation that will have repercussions that persist for generations,” said Morris Pearl, Chair of the Patriotic Millionaires, and former managing director at BlackRock, Inc. “Fortunately, there are some bold, smart, and energetic leaders out there who can rise to the occasion and help us weather this crisis. We need to support them now more than ever.”
Betsy Dirksen Londrigan, candidate for Congress in Illinois' 13th District, shared her thoughts: “While career politicians like my opponent champion tax cuts for big corporations and the rich at the expense of middle class families, I’m glad to have the support of an organization dedicated to ensuring millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share.”
"I'm honored to work with Patriotic Millionaires in my campaign as we work to replace one of the most corrupt members of Congress, Michael McCaul,” said Mike Siegel, candidate for Congress in Texas' 10th District. “My commitment is to build a progressive future that includes a living wage, fair tax policies, and fundamental campaign finance reform. And what better way to start than by removing the GOP Congressman who engages in more insider stock trading—and who casts more votes that benefit his own massive wealth—than any other? We've got a lot of work to do to get real representation in TX-10, and I'm glad to be in this fight with the Patriotic Millionaires."
"In a time of crisis, you can never have too many members of Congress fighting for working people. Last week's stimulus bill, full of corporate handouts while offering inadequate aid to poor and middle-class families, proves that Congress needs fewer corporate defenders and more champions of normal, everyday Americans.” said Erica Payne, Founder and President of the Patriotic Millionaires. “If these candidates were in office right now fighting for working Americans, last week's stimulus bill would have ended up in better shape."
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Proud “traitors to their class,” members of the Patriotic Millionaires are high-net worth Americans, business leaders, and investors who are united in their concern about the destabilizing concentration of wealth and power in America. The mission of The Patriotic Millionaires organization is to build a more stable, prosperous, and inclusive nation by promoting public policies based on the “first principles” of equal political representation, a guaranteed living wage for all working citizens, and a fair tax system.