Release: Raskin Wins Early Endorsement from Progressive Democrats of America in Congressional Campaign

National Group Calls Raskin "an accomplished coalition-builder," "a zealous constituent servant," and a "courageous leader" 

SILVER SPRING, MD – The Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) have endorsed State Senator Jamie Raskin in his bid for Congress in Maryland’s 8th District.

“Jamie is a tremendous intellect, a highly skilled legislator, an innovative problem-solver, an accomplished coalition-builder, a zealous constituent servant, and a courageous leader by example,” said Mike Hersh, Maryland State Coordaintor of the Progressive Democrats of America. “Jamie is an activist for the principles and values we hold dear. He will make an excellent member of Congress. I look forward to working with Jamie Raskin as Representative from Maryland's 8th District."

“I am honored to have PDA’s support in this race, just as I was proud to have PDA’s endorsement in my very first campaign for the Maryland Senate,” said Senator Raskin. “PDA leaders like Mike Hersh and its army of volunteers knock on doors, mobilize Marylanders, and raise money from natural persons. This is a big boost for our campaign and I'm very grateful." 

Raskin has already earned the endorsement of more than 40 Democratic elected officials, including the state’s top Democrat, Attorney General Brian Frosh, Congressman John Sarbanes, Congressman John Conyers, former US Senator Joseph Tydings, Maryland Senate President Thomas V. "Mike" Miller, Jr. and the State Senate Majority Leader Catherine Pugh. Within the 8th District, Raskin has also won the support of former Attorney General Doug Gansler, Senator Karen Montgomery, Senator Rich Madaleno, Senator Ron Young, Delegate Sheila Hixson, Delegate David Moon, Delegate Will Smith, Delegate Karen Lewis Young, former Delegate Gil Genn, Montgomery County Sherriff Darren Popkin, Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy, Montgomery County Council Members Roger Berliner, Marc Elrich, Hans Riemer, and Council President George Leventhal, former Montgomery County School Board President Shirley Brandman, Takoma Park Mayor Bruce Williams, Takoma Park City Councilmembers Kate Stewart, Seth Grimes, Fred Schultz, and Terry Seamens, Kensington Mayor Pete Fosselman, Kensington Council Member Paul Sexton, Rockville Councilmember Tom Moore, and Martin’s Addition Councilmember Josh Bowers.

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