2014 Candidates

Committed to supporting genuinely progressive Democrats, 21st Century Democrats proudly endorsed the following 2014 candidates for their commitment to the progressive values that will improve the quality of life for all.

Jeff Merkley

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. Clearly, the...

Ran For US Senate
State Oregon

Jeanne Shaheen

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...

Ran For US Senate
State New Hampshire

Steve Simon

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 supported the measure,...

Ran For Secretary of State
State Minnesota

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 is Staci Appel,...

Ran For US Congress
State Iowa

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 focused on Udall’s support...

Ran For US Senate
State Colorado

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 a name for...

Ran For US Congress
State Colorado

Brian Frosh

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 all Marylanders, Frosh’s...

Ran For State Attorney General
State Maryland

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 a bill imposing...

Ran For Governor
State Texas

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 support behind U.S....

Ran For US Senator
State Iowa

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 a much-needed commitment...

Ran For Comptroller
State Illinois

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 Ohio, the Republican-dominated...

Ran For Secretary of State
State Ohio

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 race is Eloise...

Ran For State Assembly
State California

Bill de Blasio

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 that he won’t...

Ran For Mayor
State New York