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2014 Candidates


Committed to supporting genuinely progressive Democrats, 21st Century Democrats proudly endorsed the following candidates for their commitment to the progressive values that will improve the quality of life for all Americans.

2013 & 2014 Endorsements


Al Franken: Re-elected

Al Franken won his first term to the U.S. Senate in 2009 after a drawn-out recount that gave him the win by only 312 votes….
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Jeff Merkley: Re-elected

Before Jeff Merkley won his first term as a U.S. Senator, he led the Oregon state legislature, where he had a reputation for getting things done….
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Jeanne Shaheen: Re-elected

In New Hampshire, Jeanne Shaheen is fighting off former Senator Scott Brown, who moved from Massachusetts to run against Senator Shaheen in her home state. Senator Shaheen is…
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Steve Simon: Elected

In Minnesota, conservatives pushed for a ballot initiative that would have required citizens present a photo ID to vote. In polls, 58 percent of voters…
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Staci Appel

Republican Tom Latham retiring has left Iowa’s 3rd District as a toss-up, making it a critical seat for Democrats to pick up. The Democratic nominee…
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Mark Udall

Eight months from Election Day, the Koch brothers launched a $1 million attack ad campaign against Senator Mark Udall in an initial round of ads…
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Andrew Romanoff

Democrat Andrew Romanoff has taken on Tea Party Rep. Mike Coffman in Colorado’s 6th District, and analysts rate the race as a toss-up. Coffman made…
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Brian Frosh: Elected

As Maryland Attorney General, Brian E. Frosh is committed to serving as the “people’s lawyer.” To improve lives and bring fairness, equality and justice to…
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Wendy Davis

“I stand with Wendy Davis” became a rallying cry for progressives across the country inspired by the Texas state senator’s 13-hour filibuster and protest against…
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Bruce Braley

Soon after 21st Century Democrats co-founder Tom Harkin announced he wouldn’t run for a sixth term as a U.S. senator representing Iowa, he threw his…
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Sheila Simon

Running for comptroller in Illinois, Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon promises not just accounting, but accountability. In a state notorious for its political scandals, Simon offers…
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Nina Turner

A critical battleground state for Democrats at the national level, Ohio is also on the front lines of the national assault on voting rights. In…
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Eloise Gomez Reyes

The Cook Report calls California’s 31st District race “by far, Democrats’ best House takeover opportunity in the country in 2014.” The progressive Democrat in the…
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Bill de Blasio: Elected

With his progressive proposals for real living wage legislation and paid sick leave for more than 1 million New Yorkers, Bill de Blasio has shown…
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Tom Perriello

An attorney, diplomat, and former Member of the House of Representatives serving Virginia’s 5th District, as well as serving as President and CEO of the Center…
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Bill de Blasio

Bill de Blasio has been New York’s most Progressive Mayor in decades. Progressive Credentials:  Made good on his campaign promise to provide free Universal Pre-K…
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