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One of the country’s most ambitious liberal campaign groups is endorsing five “game-changing” Democratic candidates for governor — three of them in races where better-funded candidates have grabbed hold of the popular “progressive” label, to the consternation of activists on the ground.

On Thursday, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee endorsed Stacey Abrams, who won her party’s nomination for governor of Georgia this week, as well as four candidates running underdog primary campaigns: New York’s Cynthia Nixon, Arizona’s David Garcia, Florida’s Andrew Gillum and Michigan’s Abdul El-Sayed.

“We looked for candidates who’d use their platforms to turn states into models of progressive government,” said PCCC co-founder Stephanie Taylor. “During a primary, everyone says they’re progressive — which, to be honest, is kind of a problem.”

As well-funded Democrats seize ‘progressive’ label in gubernatorial races, progressive group endorses insurgent challengers

Progressive Change Campaign Committee endorses candidates for governor in states where many Democrats are running left.


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