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Democracy for America backs Mary Burke for WI Governor

Today, Democracy for America (DFA), a national progressive political action committee founded by Gov. Howard Dean, has endorsed Mary Burke for Governor in her battle against Scott Walker in Wisconsin.

By - Aug 28th, 2014 06:03 pm
Today, Democracy for America (DFA), a national progressive political action committee founded by Gov. Howard Dean, has endorsed Mary Burke for Governor in her battle against Scott Walker in Wisconsin.
 
Below, find a fully-quotable endorsement email that Wisconsinite and Democracy for America Campaign Manager Karli Wallace Thompson sent to DFA members this morning. 
 
Here’s an additional quote from DFA Chair Jim Dean on today’s endorsement of Burke: 
“From his failure to deliver on the 250,000 jobs he promised voters to his efforts kick the poor off Badgercare and end collective bargaining, Scott Walker’s years in office have been an unmitigated disaster for Wisconsin working families.  After working for years to defeat him, Democracy for America members in Wisconsin and across the country can’t wait to knock on every door and make every phone call necessary to send Mary Burke to Madison and end Scott Walker’s political career once and for all.” — Jim Dean, Chair, Democracy for America. 
Quote from Mary Burke, WI Gubernatorial candidate on DFA’s support:
“I’m so honored to have the support of Democracy for America in my campaign to be the first woman Governor in Wisconsin’s history. We need a new direction in Wisconsin – and with the support of the DFA community I am more confident than ever that this fall we will defeat Scott Walker.” — Mary Burke, WI Gubernatorial candidate
After its work on the 2011 and 2012 recalls, DFA is a key endorsement in Wisconsin’s gubernatorial race, bringing with it a surge of individual contributions and volunteer commitments from grassroots progressives in the Badger State and throughout the country.
 
Key Facts about DFA and its endorsement of Mary Burke (WI-Gov):
  • DFA has 27,478 members in Wisconsin and 1 million members nationwide.
  • During the 2011 and 2012 recalls, DFA alone raised more than $125,000 in 48 hours (and hundreds of thousands more over the two campaigns), knocked on over 123,000 doors and made more than 382,000 calls to voters in 36 Wisconsin counties.
  • Since DFA’s 2004 founding by Gov. Howard Dean, DFA members have contributed more than $31 million, made more than 8.9 million volunteer calls and successfully elected 802 progressive candidates across the country.
  • Prior to today, DFA has endorsed a number of other major gubernatorial candidates in 2014 including Wendy Davis in Texas, Mark Schauer in Michigan, Mike Michaud in Maine, and Tom Wolf in Pennsylvania.

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