Arlington, VA– Today, Blue America PAC endorsed Patrick Hope’s candidacy for Congress in Virginia’s 8th Congressional District. In 2012, Blue America’s House campaign raised $300,000 for their endorsed candidates.
Calling him “the best of the progressives,” Blue America sees supporting Hope as “an opportunity to strengthen and enhance a viable progressive vision in Congress.”
“From Elizabeth Warren to Alan Grayson, Blue America has a history of endorsing outspoken, forward-thinking progressives,” said Hope. “I’m honored to have the support of Blue America and I renew my pledge to be a loud and proud voice for progressive values in the Congress.”
This endorsement comes on the heels of Hope winning both straw polls held this week in the 8th Congressional District. As the Washington Post reported this morning on our wins, “Straw polls are unofficial ‘beauty contests,’ recording the preferences of those who turn up at a particular event. But the ability of campaigns to organize a turnout of supporters, especially early on, can indicate who is running a competitive race.”
Jarrod A. Nagurka