New Democrats’ PAC Adds 11 to Watch List

PAC is now supporting 40 candidates

NewDemPAC is adding Virginia state Sen. Jennifer Wexton to its watch list. Wexton won the Democratic nomination for the 10th District on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
NewDemPAC is adding Virginia state Sen. Jennifer Wexton to its watch list. Wexton won the Democratic nomination for the 10th District on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Posted June 14, 2018 at 10:46am

The political arm of the moderate New Democrat Coalition is adding 11 more candidates to its watch list Thursday. 

The PAC is now supporting 40 candidates. 

Inclusion on the PAC’s watchlist comes with a $1,000 check, but does not signify a full endorsement. NewDemPAC started the watch list last fall as a way to get involved in races earlier.

The PAC has endorsed 14 candidates so far. It plans to add more candidates to its watch list over the course of the cycle and make additional endorsements.

“New Democrats believe in a big tent that values diversity of ideas on the path to solving tough problems,” NewDemPAC political director Jon Boughtin said in a statement.

“These candidates embody the cooperative approach to ending the gridlock in Washington that voters are eager to support. We are thrilled to welcome them to the team and look forward to a successful year ahead,” Boughtin added. 

The latest additions are: 

  • Clarke Tucker (AR-02)
  • TJ Cox (CA-21)
  • Chris Hunter (FL-12)
  • Lauren Underwood (IL-14)
  • Dan Feehan (MN-01)
  • Xochitl Torres-Small (NM-02)
  • Steven Horsford (NV-04)
  • Danny O’Connor (OH-12)
  • Veronica Escobar (TX-16)
  • Colin Allred (TX-32)
  • Jennifer Wexton (VA-10)