08 Jun

The fight has just begun


On Tues‌day, the nation watched as millions of Californians went to the polls and made their voices heard: They are ready for the Blue Wave in 2018! And that wave begins in California.

It has never been more clear that our CDP-endorsed congressional candidates are strong progressives who will fight in Congress on behalf of their district and all Californians. They are a key part of the plan to #TakeBackTheHouse.

But, while we celebrate their victories, we can’t forget that this fight is far from over. Now, it’s time for us to gear up for November — because the real test of our strength has just begun.

Will you help us build the strong foundation we’ll need to power our congressional candidates to victory in November by pitching in $20.18 or more right now?

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I know that, come November, we will stand up to Trump’s Congressional Clones and take back Congress for good. I know that we are strong enough to power the Big Blue Wave here in California.

But we’re going to need you to help us prove it.

Please, pitch in $20.18 or more right now to make sure we have the resources necessary to take back the House this fall.

Democratically Yours,

Eric C. Bauman, Chair
California Democratic Party


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08 Jun

Next step? Unseat Valadao

*** TJ Cox has been endorsed for CD-21 by the CDP ***

TJ Cox for Congress

ABC Bakersfield: Valadao, TJ Cox face off for 21st District in November

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It’s official!

The stage for the 2018 general election is set. We’re the official Democratic nominee running to unseat David Valadao in California’s 21st Congressional district!

To all the volunteers, donors, and (of course) our incredible staff who made this victory possible — I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. This campaign is built on your enthusiasm and I continue to believe that grassroots activists from right here in the Central Valley will be the difference maker in winning this race.

On election night Team Cox celebrated, then we talked next steps.

I’m going to tell you what I told Team Cox on election night on Tuesday:

Now, the real work begins.

We know exactly what we’re going up against in David Valadao with his corporate PAC connections and deep ties to Trump’s White House. After the results were in, Washington Republicans wasted NO TIME gearing up for the general election and announced a $10,000 per ticket minimum fundraiser for vulnerable incumbents like David Valadao.

So we can’t waste any time either. It’s go time. Help us kick off this election on strong footing by helping us raise $20,000 from our grassroots network in June >>

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Thanks, team, we can’t do this without you.

TJ Cox



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07 Jun

Ripples of hope

Delaine Eastin for Governor 2018

First of all, thank you for all you did to help my campaign to become California’s next governor. I am forever grateful and inspired by the campaign we ran and by our effort to create a more inclusive California. We must forge ahead for the well-being of our state and our country.

As you know, I am an optimist. And while I know we all fought hard for a different outcome last night, when the leading candidate was also pouring money into getting the opponent he wanted in the general election, regardless of the threats to our democracy, it only reaffirms we have much work to do to secure our democratic values.

I have no regrets about running, about the race that we ran (except that we did not win) or about the message we delivered. Do I wish I had $20 million to deliver that message? Well, yes, and that’s another reason why we need to fix our system.  A system where money is the barometer of worth and the key to access is not a system that will create the California we want to live in.

Your time, your contributions, your notes, your encouragement — I feel so fortunate to have met so many new leaders on this journey, and to have so many old friends with me, too. We defied the odds, while showing that we pay a high price for ending up with the best candidates money can buy. I commit to continue to speak out to change that reality.

The hardest part  for me is, yes, not being able to work together with you as your governor to create the great vision we had for California. I am sorry if I let you down. We worked our hardest, and your tireless efforts moved every voter that we were able to reach toward the arch of justice. Other candidates echoed our positions, including the Democratic front runner. Let us hold him accountable.

We had a campaign that was built on respect, integrity and hard work. My next effort, I hope with many of you again, will be no different. For the moment I need to work on retiring our campaign debt (yes, the reality 🙂 ), reflecting on the best way for me to have an impact on our future, and spending some time with friends and family. I am forever grateful to each and every one of you for standing with me.

On the 50th anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination, I share some of his words that make me think of all of you:

Each time a man [sic] stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” Thank you for all the ripples of hope I know you will continue to send out to build that current.

With immense gratitude and respect,


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07 Jun

Thank You

Thank you so very much for your support of my candidacy for Attorney General.

While we did not reach our goal of qualifying for the November general election, I am inspired by the activism, dedication to making a difference, and idealism of our supporters.

Our grassroots campaign succeeded in bringing together a committed and compassionate group of Californians — including you — who displayed a tremendous amount of support for our cause.

My goal to become the state’s top law enforcement official came out of a desire to continue to advance a progressive vision of social, economic, civil and criminal justice, as I have for my over 30 years of public interest lawyering and public service. I am passionate about the issues that affect our state and its people.

There is still a lot of work to be done to realize the dream of a better California. I’ll never stop fighting for our shared progressive values.

Once again, thank you for your support. And thank you for all you are doing and will continue to do to make a difference. It has been a privilege to have your support.


Dave Jones
Insurance Commissioner

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07 Jun

We Did It!

*** Alex Padilla has been endorsed for Secretary of State by the CDP ***

Alex Padilla

Thank you. 

Three and a half years of fighting to secure access to the ballot box for all Californians, together with outreach and organizing throughout the state, and your strong support resulted in my first place finish in yesterday’s primary.

In a crowded field of eight candidates, I received over 51% of the vote, a strong showing that would not have been possible without you. While there are still many ballots to be counted, take a look at the initial results.

But the campaign isn’t over. In California, the top two vote getters advance to the November general election. We have five months to continue to communicate to all voters in California and earn the opportunity to serve another term.

Will you help me keep the momentum going by chipping in $5 towards my reelection?

I’m not taking anything for granted in this general election campaign. Your immediate support will keep our momentum going and help us continue to engage more new voters.

Thank you again for standing with me,

Alex Padilla
California Secretary of State


P.S. For more detailed returns in my race and all the races on yesterday’s ballot, CLICK HERE.


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07 Jun

Thank You

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

A very big thank you for your support in last night’s primary election!

I believe the results prove that in California, we overwhelmingly value fairness and opportunity and a track record of fighting and winning for our families.

Our campaign couldn’t have gotten here without you. I’m deeply grateful for every step you took, whether it was to make phone calls, join us at a rally or to show support us in other ways.

I take the responsibility of protecting California families and our values very seriously. I’m humbled to have earned this opportunity to move to the general election.

As attorney general, I keep the experiences of hardworking families like the one I grew up in in mind. And it’s my job to always fight to ensure that everyone who works hard deserves a chance to get ahead.

But as voters, we have a job to do, still. While we head into November with great momentum, our fight isn’t over and there is much work to do

I hope we can continue to build support to see all of our fights across the finish line. I was honored to receive Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones’s support today and I hope you will help encourage your friends and family to stand with me in this next chapter of our campaign.


With deep gratitude,


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07 Jun

Thank You!

Dear Friend,

I want to take a moment to thank you. Because of your continued support, we made it through the Primary and now have our sights set on the November election! There is still more work to be done as we work toward victory in November, but I know I could not do this without you. I truly appreciate having you by my side in this important election.
I’m running for State Senate because we need a representative in Sacramento who will fight for the Valley to get its fair share, someone who has the knowledge and experience to protect the Affordable Care Act while working toward greater access to healthcare for all Californians. We need a representative who has the vigor to meet with folks throughout the Valley and represent their needs in Sacramento.
I’m looking forward to the road ahead and to being that State Senator.

Thank you,

Melissa Hurtado
Candidate, State Senate District 14


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