FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 12, 2018
Priyal Amin;[email protected]
Progressive Turnout Project Congratulates Abigail Spanberger on Virginia Primary Victory
Progressive Turnout Project Executive Director Alex Morgan released the following statement regarding the Virginia Democratic primary:
“Congratulations to Abigail Spanberger on tonight’s victory in Virginia’s seventh congressional district. Progressive Turnout Project already has staff on the ground in Richmond and looks forward to doing everything we can to defeat David Brat and other Virginia Republicans on November 6.”
“The Blue Wave started right here in Virginia. Last year, our $600,000 investment in field programs across 10 House of Delegate districts resulted in significant increases in voter turnout so we’re going to replicate that in the seventh congressional district this November.”
“Abigail Spanberger knows the true meaning of public service. Time and again she has stood up for her community and our country and we know she will serve all Virginians in Congress.”
“In order to take back the House and the Senate, it’s critical that Democrats invest in states like Virginia. With Tim Kaine and Abigail Spanberger on the ballot, we have great confidence that we will win big in November.”
Last year, PTP ran successful voter-turnout programs in two Virginia House of Delegate districts in the Richmond area. PTP programs helped elect Democratic Delegates Schuyler VanValkenburg and Debra Rodman.
Progressive Turnout Project announced an $8 million program investment that includes Virginia’s seventh congressional district. The organization has an office and staff based in Richmond.
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 $16 million with a supporter base of over 2.6 million and invested in voter-turnout programs in 26 congressional races and 17 state legislative races, including 10 Virginia House of Delegate races 2017.