23 Apr

Will you give me a chance to explain?

I wanted to drop you a quick note before it gets too late in the day. This has been a hectic week. Right now we’re in the middle of trying to convince the Republicans to support legislation to protect Robert Mueller.

Please know I am doing everything I can to pressure the Republicans to bring this up for a vote before it’s too late. Preventing a constitutional crisis is one of my top priorities right now.

Which brings me to why I’m emailing today: With so much happening in Washington right now, I haven’t had a lot of time to fundraise — and now we’re behind on our goals for the month.

This is one of the worst parts of the job, but if we don’t catch up soon, it’ll endanger all the work we’re doing, especially our work to help Democrats take Congress back this November.

The good news is that your response to emails like this is always really incredible. You sustain our campaigns. Because of you, I spend more time doing my job than fundraising, and that makes a huge difference. I know most of my colleagues in the Senate aren’t so lucky. So I’m asking:

Can I count on you to chip in $3 to my campaign to ensure we catch up on our fundraising goals? Your support, of any amount, will make a huge difference in closing the gap this month.

Thanks as always for your continued support.



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23 Apr

San Jose Mercury News and East Bay Times endorse Dave Jones for AG

*** No candidate for Attorney General has been endorsed by the CDP ***

San Jose Mercury News and East Bay Times endorse Dave Jones for AG.

Calls Appointed AG Becerra “a huge disappointment.”

The widely respected San Jose Mercury News and East Bay Times weighed into the California Attorney General’s race today, endorsing California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones

The editorial can be read here:

The strongly worded editorial states:

The challenge in the June 6 election is finding the candidate who will protect the state’s values against Trump’s onslaught without politicizing other operations of the office.

For that, the best candidate is Dave Jones, state insurance commissioner since 2010 who has aggressively protected consumers while being fair to the industry he oversees.

Jones brings strong legal background as a Harvard Law School graduate, legal aid lawyer, special assistant to former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, state assemblyman and now insurance commissioner, where his agency pursues fraud and other insurance-related crimes.

Becerra, while filing lawsuits against the Trump Administration that Jones or any other Democrat would file, has given “short-shrift to, or inappropriately politicized, other issues.”

The editorial scorched Becerra for politicizing the office by favoring politically powerful interest groups backing his candidacy.  In one case, Becerra “delayed implementation of a statewide prescription database to curtail opiod overdoses while collecting $70,000 in campaign contributions from the medical industry and doctors, who had resisted the program.

The editorial writers reminded voters that:

We had higher hopes for Becerra when he was appointed. But, beyond his legal challenges to Trump, he’s often been a huge disappointment.

In contrast, Jones understands the multiple demands of the office and will provide much-needed political independence. State residents deserve nothing less.

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23 Apr

Eleni on the Road

*** No candidate for Lt. Governor has been endorsed by the CDP ***

Just a quick report on the campaign’s incredible momentum – this week alone! Eleni continues to travel the state, meeting with community leaders and active Californians, and we’re picking up powerful new endorsements including Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi!

The last important fundraising deadline before the June Primary is THIS Saturday, and we need your help to show the force behind Eleni’s campaign. TRULY, any amount will make a difference!

Everyone on our team is spreading the word to as many Californians as possible. Check out what we’ve been up to on the road!


Last weekend, Eleni was the keynote speaker at the Tehama County Democrats Annual Dinner in Red Bluff. She spoke to a full house about building an economy that works better for everyone and the importance of expanding broadband Internet access across our state.


Team Eleni hit the road and spoke to the Democrats of Napa Valley. Our Deputy Campaign Manager Angeles Roy spread the word about our grassroots campaign – and clinched the club’s endorsement!


Eleni proudly earned the endorsement of the Women Democrats of Sacramento County – her hometown!

On Tuesday, Eleni brought her A-Game to the Sacramento Press Club’s Lieutenant Governor Debate. She spoke about keeping the pathway of the American Dream open for everyone and doubled down on her commitment to bringing down the cost of higher education, building a better economy for every Californian, and fighting to protect our environment.


After the debate in Sacramento, Eleni traveled to Stockton to speak at The Eleanor Project’s Stockton She Leads Panel to share her journey to leadership and to discuss the importance of women mentoring women. When elected, Eleni will be the first woman ever elected Lt. Governor in California!

New Endorsements Keep Rolling In!

We’re excited to announce that this week our campaign earned the endorsements of Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Congressman Ami Bera, LA County Young Democrats, Women Democrats of Sacramento County, San Francisco Eastern Neighborhood Democratic Club, Democrats of Napa Valley and Edwin M. Lee Asian Pacific Democratic Club

With just a few weeks to go, our team is pumped up and working hard. But we need your help to propel us to June. The momentum is building, and Eleni needs a strong showing of our fundraising numbers by this Saturday, April 21 deadline. 

Can you give right now? Please 🙂

Thank you for your ongoing support!

Kate Maeder

Campaign Manager



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23 Apr

Don’t let them buy this race

*** No candidate for Governor has been endorsed by the CDP ***

In the last week, a special interest group working on behalf of one of John’s opponents took in $9.5 million from just three donors. Now they’re flooding the airwaves with ads all over the state.

But that’s just the beginning — millionaires and billionaires are trying to buy our democracy and steal the governor’s race. Along with powerful special interests, they’re using their money to buy influence in Sacramento and elect a governor who will work for them, not for working Californians.

John Chiang is the only candidate we can trust to act with the honesty and integrity we need now, but we need your help to cut through the special interest noise and spread John’s message.

Before Saturday’s pre-primary deadline, chip in to show you’re standing with John in the fight for California’s future.

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You don’t need to be a billionaire to make a difference in this race. Grassroots supporters all over the state are chipping in whatever they can, from a few dollars on up.

Together, we’re building a campaign that will make sure that we have a governor with the experience, honor, and courage to deliver results — not just big talk — for California.

But what happens in the weeks to come is up to you. We don’t have to match the opposition dollar-for-dollar, but we do need the resources to break through. Otherwise, the billionaires and special interests could win big.

Right now, we’re still $16,371 away from our pre-primary deadline goal. Before it’s too late, chip in now, and help us reach our goal before Saturday at midnight.

Thanks for being a part of this,

Lisa Cassinis
Finance Director
John Chiang for Governor

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19 Apr

Meet Amanda in Fresno – Saturday 04/21

*** No candidate for Governor has been endorsed by the CDP ***

I wanted to to let you know about an event we have coming up here in Fresno this Saturday. We’re hosting a fundraiser for the campaign and would love to see you there. Any amount helps! Here’s the information for the event:

Saturday, April 21st

2:00pm to 4:00pm

1095 N. Fulton Street

Fresno, CA 93728

Throughout this campaign, I’ve consistently made sure Central Valley issues are front and center. That’s why it’s important to me to be here in the community and get the word out, as well as hear from all of you.

If you can make it, your help will be vital in making sure we can get the word out. And if you can’t make it this Saturday, you can always give online by clicking here.

Thanks so much for your support — it means the world to me.

Best wishes,

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