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Progressive Change Campaign Committee endorses Schatz

By The Associated Press


A progressive group based in Washington has endorsed U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz in his U.S. Senate race in Hawaii.

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee said Tuesday Schatz was one of the first lawmakers to support expanding social security benefits.

Co-founders of the group say they are impressed by Schatz' leadership on climate issues and his ability to think strategically and plan effectively. They are visiting Hawaii to train organizers and endorse Schatz.

Schatz is running against U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa for the seat vacated by Sen. Daniel Inouye when he died in 2012.

The group has nearly 4,300 members in Hawaii and nearly 1 million nationwide. The group says it drafted Sen. Elizabeth Warren for Senate and raised more than $1 million for her in her 2012 campaign.

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entrkn wrote:
Senator Schatz has turned out better than anyone could have imagined, isn't that right Colleen...?
on March 19,2014 | 12:12PM
2localgirl wrote:
Hummm, a good reason not to vote for him....?
on March 19,2014 | 12:16PM
KB wrote:
on March 19,2014 | 12:24PM
nalogirl wrote:
Don't need anymore liberals in government.
on March 19,2014 | 01:21PM
Ronin006 wrote:
The group says it drafted Sen. Elizabeth Warren for Senate and raised more than $1 million for her in her 2012 campaign. They should be ashamed for having done it. In case you do not know who Elizabeth Warren is, she is a layer who rose quickly through the legal profession ranks to become a Harvard Law School professor, claiming to be Native American. When challenged about her claimed Native American ancestry during her senate election campaign, Warren could not provide a shred of evidence to support it except to say she had photograph of her great grandmother showing she had high cheek bones which many Native Americans have. Despite her unsubstantiated claims about being Native American, she was endorsed and supported by The Progressive Change Campaign Committee. It is an organization with no standards or principles.
on March 19,2014 | 02:21PM
PCWarrior wrote:
Schatzie sounds like a dog's name.
on March 19,2014 | 02:48PM
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