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Hispanic Caucus’ Political Arm Endorses Seven More Candidates

Six non-Hispanic Democrats among BOLD PAC’s latest endorsees

Democrat Xochitl Torres Small is running in New Mexico’s 2nd District. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

The political arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus has endorsed seven more Democratic candidates, most of whom are not Hispanic. 

BOLD PAC announced Wednesday it was backing Xochitl Torres Small for New Mexico’s 2nd District seat, which Republican Steve Pearce is vacating to run for governor. The other six candidates the group is backing are not Hispanic. BOLD PAC endorsed non-Hispanic candidates in the 2016 cycle as well.

“BOLD PAC is also proud of the diversity represented in this latest round of endorsements — from race and background to geography and gender — I am confident these individuals will play a pivotal role in helping take back the House,” said California Rep. Tony Cárdenas, the group’s chairman.

With the BOLD PAC endorsement, the candidates will receive a $2,500 or $5,000 contribution from the group, as well as access to it as a resource. Hispanic Caucus members, for example, have traveled to various districts to campaign for endorsed candidates.

The latest endorsements include:

  • Xochitl Torres Small (NM-02)
  • Max Rose (NY-11)
  • Dave Min (CA-45)
  • Joe Neguse (CO-02)
  • Kathy Manning (NC-13)
  • Susie Lee (NV-03)
  • Steven Horsford (NV-04)

BOLD PAC has endorsed 14 other Democratic candidates so far. One of their candidates, Jay Hulings, failed to make the May runoff in Texas’ 23rd District. 

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