Daily Kos, leading progressive blog in the country, endorsed State Senator Daylin Leach in the primary for the 13th Congressional District.
“This primary gives us the chance to bring one more stalwart progressive to Capitol Hill—a true leader. Leach has a strong and lengthy track record of not just supporting progressive principles but leading the fight for change,” Said Joan McCarter, writing for the progressive organization in their endorsement Wednesday afternoon.
“I am thrilled to have the endorsement of the Daily Kos community. In Congress, I promise to continue my commitment to meaningful change and the Progressive movement, and make everyone in the Kos community proud.” Leach responded.
But Daily Kos didn’t stop at lauding Leach’s accomplishments in state government; they also explained why they couldn’t endorse his opponents. They stated that State Rep. Brendan Boyle is “the only anti-choice candidate in the primary” and former Rep. Marjorie Margolies “who’s described herself as a ‘centrist.'” There were no shots for first-time candidate Val Arkoosh, who is also running for the Democratic nomination.
Leach has had great success in rallying progressive support and has racked up endorsements from MoveOn.org, Democracy for America, Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC), Blue America PAC, The Network for Public Education, Progressive Kick, Progressive Majority, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT).