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Two grassroots liberal groups endorse Alan Grayson for Senate



Two progressive groups, Democracy for America (DFA) and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC), are endorisng Alan Grayson for U,S, Senate over Patrick Murphy, who is supported by President Obama, Vice President Biden, former Sen. Bob Graham, among many other prominent Democrats

“Whether he was taking on Republicans’ ‘die quickly health care plan or standing up to his own party’s willingness to consider Social Security cuts, Alan Grayson has been a steadfast champion for populist progressive priorities and one of the fiercest allies grassroots Democrats have in Washington, said Jim Dean, chairman of DFA, which boasts of having 75,000 members in Florida and a million nationwide. "“Having a fighter like Alan Grayson in the U.S. Senate would be nothing short of game-changing for our country and Florida’s struggling working families, and we couldn’t be more excited to help make that happen in the weeks and months ahead.”

DFA also has endorsed Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton. Grayson supports Sanders and Murphy Clinton.

PCCC claims more than one million members nationwide and 59,000 in Florida. Co-founders Adam Green and Stephanie Taylor, released the following: "Every step of the way -- from Wall Street reform to expanding Social Security to being a national leader for Medicare expansion -- Alan Grayson has stood with progressives as one of our boldest and most reliable allies. He's a national leader for expanding Medicare and has consistently said no to cutting Social Security benefits. That's why we're proud to endorse him today." 

[Last modified: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 8:42am]


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