FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 24, 2018
Priyal Amin; [email protected]
Progressive Turnout Project Releases 2018 Watch List
Organization eyeing 40 congressional districts across 20 states
CHICAGO — Progressive Turnout Project rolled out its initial watch list of congressional districts for the 2018 midterm elections. The list includes 40 competitive districts across 20 states, and will serve as an initial roadmap for the organization’s field programs and research that will launch this spring.
“This list will serve as our guide for where we’ll make significant investments this year,” said Communications Director Priyal Amin. “Our Data and Field teams will continue to watch what happens across the country and we’ll announce the launch of individual programs in the coming weeks.”
PTP will closely monitor the following districts before deciding where to invest its resources: AZ02, AZ08, CA10, CA25, CA39, CA45, CA48, CA49, FL07, FL18, FL26, FL27, IA03, IL06, KS03, MI08, MI11, MN01, MN02, MN03, MN08, MTAL, NC02, NE02, NH01, NJ05, NJ07, NJ11, NV03, NY19, OH12, PA15, PA18, TX07, TX32, VA02, VA07, VA10, WI01 and WI06.
“With a track record of raising more than $12 million over the past 2 years, PTP feels confident in committing to a substantial field investment in many of these districts,” said Amin.
Since its inception in 2015, Progressive Turnout Project has invested in voter-turnout programs in 23 congressional races and 17 state legislative races. The organization’s 2018 voter-turnout program will build off its success in 2017, where it invested more than $600,000 in field, digital ads, and mail and flipped all 10 of its target House of Delegate districts in Virginia.
Democrats need to win 24 additional seats to take back the House.
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 raised more than $12 million with a supporter base of over 2.6 million and invested in voter-turnout programs in 23 congressional races and 17 state legislative races, including 10 Virginia House of Delegate races 2017.