The Council identifies itself as an organization “supportive of progressive national security and foreign policy positions, including arms control.”
“We are proud to endorse Shaughnessy Naughton,” said Council executive director Angela Canterbury. “She is a strong leader who is committed to a more progressive foreign policy. Shaughnessy is the only candidate in the race who is committed to a peaceful resolution in the Middle East by standing with the President in support of the Iran Nuclear Deal. She has the kind of perspective we need in Washington, and we are excited about her campaign.”
“I am thrilled to have the endorsement from the Council for a Livable World,” said Naughton. “As a scientist and someone who’s run a small-business, I understand the need to make tough decisions. We need leaders in Congress willing to put politics aside to protect our future and bring a common-sense approach to national security and that is what I offer.”
Naughton seems to be running to the left of her primary opponent State Rep. Steve Santarsiero, who opposes the Iranian nuclear deal, on foreign policy. Her campaign was also particularly excited about the endorsement because the Council backed Kevin Strouse over Naughton in 2014.
Naughton and Santarsiero are running to replace retiring GOP Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick in the 8th district, which consists of all of Bucks County as well as part of upper Montgomery County.