Democracy for America has just announced that they will back Jamie Eldridge in the race to replace retiring US Representative Marty Meehan in the MA-05 race. From DFA’s press release:
DFA chair, Jim Dean says the endorsement was made on behalf of the progressive grassroots, due to Eldridge’s strong leadership as a State Representative and progressive ideals.
“Representative Eldridge is a true reformer,” says Dean. “DFA endorses him with great pride and enthusiasm of his belief in politics powered by people — his leadership and experience will move the country forward.”
Representative Eldridge enjoys the enthusiastic support of local groups, individuals and overwhelming labor union support. This endorsement displays the reach of Eldridge’s grassroots campaign…. Eldridge’s first action if elected to congress would be signing on as a sponsor of the universal, single-payer health care legislation.