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Climate Hawks Vote wins 8 out of 10 Congressional races in 2016

“I am especially proud of the diverse slate of candidates we supported – men and women of every color and creed, including the sons and daughters of immigrants.

“Eight of our ten endorsed candidates won. We congratulate Kamala Harris (CA-Sen), Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Nanette Barragán (CA-44), Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08), Jamie Raskin (MD-08), and Donald McEachin (VA-04), all of whom ran for open seats. We also congratulate both of the incumbents we endorsed, Brian Schatz (HI-Sen), and Ted Lieu (CA-33).

“We went all in for Nanette Barragán, following our June 2015 endorsement with over a year of campaigning. Our members gave their time and money to support Barragán’s and other victories with multilingual phonebanks, targeted digital advertisements, and more.

“These champions for climate justice represent what this nation can be.

“In our other endorsements, Morgan Carroll (CO-06) suffered a tough loss against a Koch-backed incumbent. Tom Wakely took on House science chair Lamar Smith (TX-21) for his embrace of Trump and Exxon, and held Smith below 60 percent of the vote for the first time in his decades-long career.”

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