FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2018
CONTACT: Priyal Amin; [email protected]; (872) 216-9067
Progressive Turnout Project Congratulates Jared Golden on Victory in Maine
Grassroots-funded organization spent more than $91,000 on digital ads to boost Democratic turnout
CHICAGO —Progressive Turnout Project congratulates Jared Golden and his team on a hard-fought victory in Maine’s 2nd congressional district. In total, PTP spent more than $91,000 to boost Democratic turnout in support of Golden and Democratic candidates up and down the ballot.
“Now that all the votes are counted and every voice has been heard it’s clear that Jared Golden has won this election and will be Maine’s next congressman,” said Executive Director Alex Morgan. “Unfortunately, Republican Bruce Poliquin will stop at nothing to oppose the will of Maine voters and stop the ballot tabulation process. Maine’s ranked-choice voting process has been upheld in courts over and over again and we urge Poliquin to drop his frivolous lawsuit and accept the results of this election.”
PTP sent data-driven and research-proven digital ads to more than 28,000 inconsistent Democratic voters asking them to commit to vote, make a plan, and go to the polls. The targeted digital ads resulted in more than 1.5 million impressions.
“Our targeted digital programs have been proven to boost Democratic turnout by as much as 3 percent so we’re confident that our campaign played a major part in Jared’s win today,” said Morgan.
Overall, Progressive Turnout Project hired and trained more than 400 staff in 72 battleground districts and states where they ran or supported field programs. This includes more than 300 staff who were part of 18 independent expenditure field programs. The grassroots-funded organization increased its reach by investing in an additional 80 races, where they ran targeted digital and mail programs to get out the vote.
Progressive Turnout Project is a grassroots-funded political action committee with a single mission: get Democrats to the polls. PTP designs, tests, and executes specialized voter-turnout programs targeting inconsistent Democratic voters in the most competitive districts across the country. Since its inception in 2015, the organization has raised more than $26 million with a supporter base of over 3 million and invested in voter-turnout programs in 130 congressional races and 17 state legislative races, including 10 Virginia House of Delegate races in 2017.