The New Democrat Coalition (NewDem) Action Fund announced their endorsement of Joe Biden for President of the United States. “If Democrats stand together, we can put Joe Biden in the White House and deliver the selfless, values-driven leadership that will put America back on track,” said Washington Congressman Derek Kilmer, the NewDem Coalition Chair.
NewDem Action Fund issued the following press release:
New Democrat Coalition Action Fund Backs Joe Biden for President
With an eye towards success up and down the ballot in November, today the New Democrat Coalition Action Fund announced its endorsement of Vice President Joe Biden for President of the United States.
“NewDems know a winner when we see one, and Vice President Joe Biden has what it takes to win in 2020,” said Rep. Ami Bera, Chair of the NewDem Action Fund and an early endorser of Vice President Biden. “Our Coalition is comprised of Members who had to fight for their seats by turning red districts blue. We have Members who won swing districts in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and other key states around the country. We’re excited to lend our voice, our policy ideas, our infrastructure, our resources, and our expertise to put Joe Biden in the White House.”
Throughout the year, Members of the NewDems gathered with top Democratic challengers running for President to share ideas and offer advice on how the Democratic Party can win in 2020.
In a call last Friday between NewDem Members and Biden Campaign Manager Jen O’Malley, NewDem Chair Derek Kilmer said the coalition is focused on three key points: How the Presidential campaign can help protect the Democratic majority in the House, how it can keep the party united, and how it is positioned to defeat Donald Trump.
“Democrats have to show that they can unite, lead, and win. Joe Biden has the capacity to do all three,” said Rep. Derek Kilmer, Chair of the New Democrat Coalition. “Our forward-thinking coalition is committed to bold ideas and good governance, but we haven’t seen much of either from the current Administration these past three years. If Democrats stand together, we can put Joe Biden in the White House and deliver the selfless, values-driven leadership that will put America back on track.”
The New Democrat Coalition is leading the way to grow the economy and increase opportunity. Made up of 104 House Democrats, NewDems advocate within the Democratic Party and Congress for new ideas and new approaches to move America forward. The New Democrat Coalition is the largest ideological caucus of House Democrats and represents more than forty percent of the Democratic Caucus.
Formed by Members of the New Democrat Coalition, the NewDem Action Fund helps re-elect House NewDems and elect new, like-minded leaders who can help develop a positive policy agenda and message. In 2018, NewDems delivered the Democratic Majority in the House by flipping 32 of 40 net seats blue and injecting roughly $18 million into the fight to elect House Democrats.