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For Immediate Release Thursday, January 16, 2014

Contact: Josh Morrow (215) 531-1377

Naughton Receives Endorsement of Democratic Advancement PAC
DAPAC President says “She is the kind of voice we need in Washington” (Point Pleasant, PA) – Today, Shaughnessy Naughton, Democratic candidate for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District, received the endorsement of Democratic Advancement PAC (DAPAC). The national group was started in 2000 with the goal of creating a progressive Democratic Majority in Congress. They endorse progressive Democrats running for Congress, and typically assist about a dozen progressive candidates every election cycle. Other local endorsements include Daylin Leach and Allyson Schwartz. Past endorsements include Paul Hodes, Martin Heinrich, Mary Jo Kilroy, and Joe Polis. “We are proud to endorse Shaughnessy Naughton, the true progressive in PA-08’s Congressional race,” said DAPAC President Thomas Cramer. “She is a strong leader who is committed to supporting the struggling middle class, getting Americans back to work, and investing in the infrastructure that will grow our economy. Shaughnessy is the only candidate in the race who has demonstrated her commitment to protecting our environment and combating climate change. She is the kind of voice we need in Washington, and we are excited about her plans for the future.” “I am thrilled to have the endorsement of DAPAC,” said Naughton. “I am running because I want to fight in Congress for America’s working families, I want to fight for strong environmental protections, and I want to make sure that we rebuild the path to middle class prosperity. I am glad to have the support of DAPAC behind my campaign, and their help in bringing our shared progressive values to Washington.” Democratic Advancement PAC boasts that they are the only group in the country that helps Progressive Democratic candidates with every aspect of their campaign, and as a result, have a very high success rate in electing progressive Democrats to Congress. Naughton has previously received the backing of Emily’s List, Women’s Campaign Fund, WUFPAC, Tri-State Maxed-Out Women’s PAC, and Progressive Kick PAC.