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Liberal Groups Team Up to Poll CA Voters on 2016 Democratic Senate Picks

Thursday, 15 January 2015

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Liberal Groups Team Up to Poll CA Voters on 2016 Democratic Senate Picks

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New Microsite from Courage Campaign and Democracy for America Asks California Voters to Choose Their Top 3 Senate Picks

CALIFORNIA — The California-based Courage Campaign is teaming up with Democracy for America to launch a new microsite aimed at gauging the opinions of California voters on their 2016 picks for Barbara Boxer’s senate seat. The poll will be open starting today, January 15th and will remain open through January 21st.  Results will be released when the poll closes.


The microsite — billed as a CA Senate Pulse Poll — launches today and asks California voters to rank their top three draft picks from among 15 potential candidates, including:

  • Congressman Adam Schiff
  • Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
  • State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones
  • Former Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher
  • Former US Labor Secretary Hilda Solis
  • Congresswoman Jackie Speier
  • Former Congresswoman Jane Harman
  • State Treasurer John Chiang
  • Congressman John Garamendi
  • State Attorney General Kamala Harris
  • Congresswoman Karen Bass
  • Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson
  • Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez
  • Fund Manager and Climate Activist Tom Steyer
  • Congressman Xavier Becerra

“Whoever runs for Barbara Boxer’s Senate seat, one thing is clear: progressives are calling for a candidate who has a demonstrated record of taking on Wall Street and corporations in the interest of working families trying to make ends meet. We need a leader like Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts, who fights for progressive solutions that benefit ALL Americans, not just the wealthy few.” said Eddie Kurtz, executive director of the California-based Courage Campaign. “We need someone who is worthy following in Barbara Boxer’s footsteps and will take the message of Sen. Elizabeth Warren to all Californians.”

“By making clear early on who they want to run, Democracy for America members in California have a unique opportunity to shape the field of potential candidates and ensure that the Golden State’s next Senator is firmly rooted member of the Elizabeth Warren-wing of the Democratic Party,” explained Jim Dean, Chair, Democracy for America “Democracy for America members in California want a U.S. Senator who’s ready to stand up to the powerful and fight for working families and this poll will give an early glimpse of the populist progressive front runners for this critical U.S. Senate.”

For more information or for interviews with Courage Campaign, please contact Brett Abrams at 516-841-1105 or by email at

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Angela Chavez