200+ Millionaires Make First Candidate Endorsements Against GOP Tax Cuts

Thursday, September 20

For Immediate Release

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Contact: Sam Quigley

[email protected]

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200+ Millionaires Endorse Dozens of Challengers to House Incumbents Who Voted for GOP Tax Bill

 

Nationwide – The Patriotic Millionaires – a group of over 200 millionaires and billionaires who advocate for higher taxes on the wealthy in order to create a fairer economy – are jumping into electoral politics for the first time ever and putting their financial and political muscle behind Congressional candidates who they view as Tax Champions. 

 

By supporting challengers to incumbents who voted for last year’s $1.5 trillion tax cut for wealthy individuals and corporations, the Patriotic Millionaires hope to hold those incumbents accountable for selling out America’s future to their wealthy donors, and to promote leaders who support economic policy that helps normal Americans, not just the rich. With the House doubling down on a second round of tax cuts for the wealthy, their project takes on extra urgency.

 

Statement from Morris Pearl, Chair of the Patriotic Millionaires:

 

The Patriotic Millionaires are excited to announce our endorsement of 42 candidates in their campaigns to fight back against the Republican Party’s systematic and grand-scale theft from the American people. 

 

The Patriotic Millionaires intimately understand how our current Congress has so flagrantly rigged the system in favor of the rich and powerful. On the heels of yet another proposal by the GOP to cut taxes on the rich, we are taking a stand against the reckless governing of Trump and the Republican Party.

 

Across the country, in districts both urban and rural, these candidates offer an unapologetically strong vision for our future that addresses the needs of working families and the most economically vulnerable. We admire their political courage to take on millionaires, corporations, and the elected officials who represent moneyed interests. 

 

Full List of Patriotic Millionaires Endorsements

  • Josh Harder (CA-10)

  • TJ Cox (CA-21)

  • Andrew Janz (CA-22)

  • Katie Hill (CA-25)

  • Katie Porter (CA-45)

  • Diane Mitsch Bush (CO-03)

  • Stephany Spaulding (C0-05)

  • Cindy Axne (IA-03)

  • J.D. Scholten (IA-04)

  • Sean Casten (IL-06)

  • Sara Dady (IL-16)

  • Liz Watson (IN-09)

  • Matt Morgan (MI-01)

  • Rob Davidson (MI-02)

  • Angie Craig (MN-02)

  • Cort VanOstran (MO-02)

  • Kathy Ellis (MO-08)

  • Kathleen Williams (MT-AL)

  • Linda Coleman (NC-02)

  • Frank McNeill (NC-08)

  • Kathy Manning (NC-13)

  • Jessica McClure (NE-01)

  • Kara Eastman (NE-02)

  • Andrew Kim (NJ-03)

  • Anthony Brindisi (NY-22)

  • Tracy Mitrano (NY-23)

  • Dana Balter (NY-24)

  • Jill Schiller (OH-02)

  • Theresa Gasper (OH-10)

  • Betsy Rader (OH-14)

  • Rick Neal (OH-15)

  • Scott Wallace (PA-01)

  • Mike Siegel (TX-10)

  • Sri Preston Kulkarni (TX-22)

  • Gina Ortiz Jones (TX-23)

  • Julie Oliver (TX-25)

  • Colin Allred (TX-32)

  • Lee Castillo (UT-01)

  • Shireen Ghorbani (UT-02)

  • Vangie Williams (VA-01)

  • Elaine Luria (VA-02)

  • Jennifer Wexton (VA-10)

 

For further comments or questions, please contact Sam Quigley at [email protected].

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About the Patriotic Millionaires

Proud “traitors to their class,” members of the Patriotic Millionaires are high-net worth Americans, business leaders, and investors who are united in their concern about the destabilizing concentration of wealth and power in America. The mission of The Patriotic Millionaires organization is to build a more stable, prosperous, and inclusive nation by promoting public policies based on the “first principles” of equal political representation, a guaranteed living wage for all working citizens, and a fair tax system. You can find out more at http://patrioticmillionaires.org/about/

The Patriotic Millionaires have appeared on hundreds of media outlets here and abroad, including The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the PBS NewsHour, The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and many others. You can find more coverage at http://patrioticmillionaires.org/media

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